Bill of surveillance

January 25, 2020 10:17 am

Article 28 of our constitution guarantees the right to privacy, which is inviolable except according to the law. But reading the draft of Special Service Bill, one gets the impression whether ‘according to the law’ means according to what the government thinks is right. When the constitution included the term ‘according to the law’, essentially it meant according to the existing jurisprudence and rule of law, not according to the rule by law. There is a thin line between this notion and constitutional legitimacy of Special Service Bill.