RIGHT TO PRIVACY VS. PHONE TAPPING
Priya Jagadeesh, Assistant Professor, SCMS Cochin School of Business, Kerala
Communication has always been the most significant invention by human beings. In the recent decade, the world has shrunk a lot to such an extent that the people sitting a thousand miles away can remain connected through the technology with just sending a mail, text or call. Along with its positive side, the technology also has its negative impacts wherein the issues relating to security and privacy are at stake.
Phone tapping is a technology enabled activity wherein the telephonic conversations are secretly recorded or are listened to gain information about the activities of the person who are communicating over the call. In the recent years, the monitoring of the private conversations in an unauthorised manner has taken a thrive posing a threat to privacy.
This article discusses about phone tapping, the threats it poses on right to privacy and need for a specific legislation to deal with the same.