हिंदी समाचार पढ़े
Expand
O.P. Jindal Global University
 
Home / Latest News / SC to Govt on “Social Media Hub”: You want to tap citizens’ WhatsApp messages. It will be like creating a Surveillance State

SC to Govt on “Social Media Hub”: You want to tap citizens’ WhatsApp messages. It will be like creating a Surveillance State

July 13, 2018:

On Friday, Supreme Court took a strong note of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry’s decision to set up a Social Media hub for monitoring online data.

Supreme Court
Supreme Court

SC Bench comprising of CJI Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice Dy Chandrachud stated that it would be “like creating a surveillance state”.

Apex Court stated that the Government wanted to tap citizens’ WhatsApp messages and sought its response within two weeks.

SC Bench issued notice to the Central Government on a plea by Trinamool Congress (TMC) Legislator Mahua Moitra and sought Attorney General K.K. Venugopal’s assistance in the matter.

“The government wants to tap citizens’ WhatsApp messages. It will be like creating a surveillance state,” stated SC Bench.

Senior Advocate A.M. Singhvi, appearing for Mr. Moitra, stated that Government had issued a request for proposal and the tender would be opened on August 20.

He added that,“They want to monitor social media content with the help of this social media hub”.

SC Bench then stated that it was listing the matter on August 3.

On June 18, Apex Court had refused to accord urgent hearing on the plea seeking to stay a central government move to set up a ‘Social Media Communication Hub’ that would collect and analyse digital and social media content.

Recently, Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL), a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) under the Ministry, floated a tender to supply a software for the project.

“A technology platform is needed to collect digital media chatter from all core social media platforms as well as digital platforms such as news, blogs… In a single system providing real-time insights, metrics and other valuable data,” the tender document says.

Under the project, Media persons would be employed on contractual basis in each district to be the “eyes and ears” of the government and provide real-time updates from the ground.

The tender document says the platform is expected to provide automated reports, tactical insights and comprehensive work-flows to initiate engagement across digital channels.

Source Hindu

Facebook Comments

[caption id="attachment_97474" align="alignleft" width="621"]Donald Trump’s immigration ban Donald Trump’s immigration ban[/caption] Belts are for Dogs Belts are for Dogs TOI

pinterest

TOI

Alligator vs Litigator Alligator vs Litigator

Hindu

TOI Job Hazards Hindu Hindu

Hindu

Hindu

Hindu

Hindu Hindu Hindu Demonitisation Diaries Demonitisation Diaries                                                       by sify

Hindu Hindu

Missing the Point Missing the Point pic by english blog

TOI

TOI

Pic by Hindu Women Empowerment and Sports Women Empowerment and Sports TOI Soaring of Oil Prices pic by indiaone

Hindu

TOI

TOI

Hindu

Cartoon

IBN IBN

State of Affairs Women Safety: State of Affairs             pic by mangal TOI 150425_-_farmers_a_2384764f

Hindu

TOI

Acheche DIn Acheche Din     pic by sify Lawyers Bearing the Burden Literally Lawyers Bearing the Burden Literally pic by OMG

...as an eminent lawyer you ought to know that your action tantamount to, under Section B, sub-section G.VIX, read along with I.P.C. (A) XI (B), notwithstanding...                                        TOI

TOI

Auto Driver thrashed for no fault Auto Driver thrashed for no fault,                  source oneindia State of Two Nations State of Two Nations               pic by sandeep Tax Reforms    by Hindu Tax Reforms by Hindu [caption id="attachment_97477" align="alignleft" width="621"]UIDAI Leaks UIDAI Leaks[/caption] ALL_1_Theme_01A_24_2383617g

Hindu

Hindu

Demonitisation Diaries 2 Demonitisation Diaries 2  pic by sify Time to straighten up Time to straighten up                pic by TOI TOI TOI Humour @ Latest Laws Achhey Din Humour @ Latest Laws: Achhey Din [caption id="attachment_97467" align="alignleft" width="621"]Humour with Latest Laws Humour with Latest Laws[/caption] Hindu Four Pillars of Democracy Four Pillars of Democracy             by Satish Hindu Hindu Demonitisation Diaries 1 Demonitisation Diaries 1                                  pic by sify  

Hindu Hindu

Delivery Boy Delivery Boy                    by Satish

TOI

Hindu Hindu

TOI

[caption id="attachment_97462" align="alignleft" width="524"]Painting India Saffron Painting India Saffron[/caption] America First Walk Your own Talk

Hindu

If India takes One Step, we will take Two by Satish If India takes One Step, we will take Two ...................by Satish Let Justice Be Let Justice Be
 
 
 

Check Also

Akshay Kumar in 'Singh is Bling'

2015 police firing cases: SIT to probe actor Akshay Kumar’s role to get his film ‘Singh is Bling’ cleared

December 13, 2018: On Thursday, SIT probing the 2015 police firing cases is looking into Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar’s alleged role in facilitating a purported meeting b/w Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim and Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Badal ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest laws

Join our mailing list to receive the Latest Laws News and updates from our team.