Somebody says that the person can forget things, but the Internet does not forget quickly. A case headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar, in which a representative bench of 9 Supreme Court judges gave a well-known verdict, Right to Privacy is preserved as a fundamental right of life and individual freedom enshrined under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution, which became 2 years old in August 2019. But when it reaches to the digital world, are we truly able to defend our privacy? This question can be clarified in just one word that is "no." When we enter into the digital world, it commences with a burglary in data. If it is a smartphone, there is a real condition of the smartphone, that there should be an account if you don't have an account, then you will have to create an account to use your phone. In the following step, provide access to location, microphone, camera, contacts, calendar, gallery, and then you will be able to use that mobile. And these requirements are primary conditions, you have to suffer to fulfill them, otherwise, your mobile is just a toy.
The second common notable thing is the application, which is a necessary part of any mobile. Without them, you cannot execute any operation. After installing the app, there is a compulsory requirement of use, that you accept their terms and conditions, accept whatever type of data access they are seeking. Although there is also the alternative to reject it, it became non-functional because if you reject, the simple result is that you will be not able to use the application, i.e., you are compelled to accept everything.
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Frequently, we do not read the term and conditions and give permissions. But there is one thing written that the data which is being collected is free to use by the company with your consent. At the same time, in that respect is an assurance that your given data. It is entirely safe in the hands of the company. On the strong suit of this assurance, we hand over our data to the company.
But what if the company breaks the assurance, and then sells your data? This is what Facebook did, as you already heard about Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal, where collected the personal data of millions of peoples' Facebook profiles without their permission and used it for political advertisement purposes. Truecaller has become an essential part of nearly all smartphone today, showing you information about any number of who it is, how is it possible? WhatsApp, without any advertising services, and without any charge for users, but Facebook bought it at 19 billion dollars, what benefit will get Facebook from buying it? We have acquired the constitutional right to privacy, but are we really so competent to preserve our privacy? We are compelled to accept it without any options in the digital world.
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