IS RIGHT TO PRIVACY IN PERIL DUE TO SURGE OF CCTV SURVEILLANCE?

Authors

  • Devang Chhtrapati
  • Dr. Vikash Kumar Upadhyay
  • Dr. Dilip A. Mevada

Keywords:

CCTV Surveillance, Privacy, Technological development, liberty, freedom

Abstract

The present study analyzed the issue of right to privacy vis-à-vis CCTV surveillance. The usage of CCTV surveillance has grown in recent years. Governments and individuals are using CCTV surveillance for reducing the risk of crimes and to get proper information of crime. Technological enhancement should be used for making life better and safe. It has been found that mishandling of CCTV surveillance results in violation of the right to life with dignity. It has also raised the concern about liberty and freedom of individuals. The study put prominence on the proper usage of CCTV surveillances.  It is essential that the right of privacy should not be violated and the usage will give fruitful results.  There are always two sides of the coin. CCTV surveillance has its own pluses and drawbacks and the same is narrated in the present study. Whenever it is done without proper precautions then it may enter into the private life of a person without taking their consent. Photographs and clippings of private moments are divulged and it is the annexation of the privacy of people. It is uncomfortable. It is very difficult to keep balance between uprightness and evil in the era of technological advancement. The study put emphasis on the germane usage of CCTV surveillances rather than cluttered. The right to privacy is associated with dignity, freedom and liberty. It shall not be hampered by technological expansion. 

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Published

14-02-2022

How to Cite

Chhtrapati, D., Upadhyay, V., & Mevada, D. (2022). IS RIGHT TO PRIVACY IN PERIL DUE TO SURGE OF CCTV SURVEILLANCE?. VIDYA - A JOURNAL OF GUJARAT UNIVERSITY, 1(1), 1–7. Retrieved from http://vidyajournal.org/index.php/vidya/article/view/46

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