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Committed to freedom of choice, right to privacy: Govt to Supreme Court

Centre said the government was committed to ensure freedom of choice of the subscribers

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it was committed to freedom of choice and the right to privacy of citizens and was in the process of coming out with a regulatory regime on data protection. The Centre told a five-judge constitution bench, which is hearing the WhatsApp privacy policy matter, that it would either frame a statutory rule or issue executive guidelines, which would be binding in nature, on data protection. "At the outset, the central government is committed to freedom of choice and right to privacy of citizens. This is non-negotiable and we are ...

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 02:07 IST
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