Kriti Kumari, The ICFAI University, Dehradun
“Privacy isn’t negotiable. It’s the right of every American” – Jackie Speier
“Life and personal liberty are inalienable to human existence” – D. Y. Chandrachud
The article is an effort to reflect the concept and to focus on various facets of right to privacy in India. Law changes according to its social transformation. Right to privacy is one amongst such right which has arisen after widening up the scope of Article 21. In this article, our main focus on right to privacy. In the landmark judgement in Indian history, Supreme Court consistently ruled that the right to privacy is a fundamental right of every Indian citizen. It is an inherent human right and only necessity for maintaining the human condition with dignity and respect. Right to privacy while not expressly mentioned in the Indian Constitution, is an inherent right under Right to life guaranteed by Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. Therefore in this article we will discussing over a new dimension of article 21 that in the right to privacy. The foundation of secrecy does not hold the right to privacy, it lies on the foundation of dignity.
Keywords:- Privacy, Fundamental Right, Article 21, Indian Constitution, Inherent Right, Negotiable.