A bench comprising Justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly issued notices to the Centre and Department of Telecommunication on a PIL filed by an advocate seeking direction that interceptions which are purely private in nature should be kept out of the ambit of tapping.
The petition filed by advocate Ravinder Kumar submitted that there should be general guidelines and regulations for recording conversation which concerns the security of the nation.
The PIL, filed through advocate Aftab Ali Khan, said that any individual could not be subjected to tapping as it would amount to infringing on the privacy of a person.
The bench tagged the petition with that of Tata Group Chief Ratan Tata in which the industrialist has raised the same issue.
In the petition, Tata had contended that right to life also extends to right to privacy.
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