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Unveiling Pegasus: Navigating The Nexus Between Spyware And The Sanctity Of Privacy

Chirag Sinha, Amity University, Chhattisgarh


Because privacy is such an important and fundamental need in our lives, it is established as a fundamental right in our Indian constitution. The major purpose of granting this right is to ensure the protection of human dignity. It encourages bodily integrity, individual autonomy, free expression, and the freedom to move or think by doing so. This demonstrates the seriousness and significance of the right to privacy. The Pegasus spyware was created towards the conclusion of the Israel cyber intelligence business, which was launched in 2010. It was designed to spy on device data and gather on that info. The following software was created solely for the aim of combating terrorism and criminal activity. The existence was revealed to the world by the University of Toronto in August 2016. The Pegasus malware breached Article 21 of our Indian constitution, which provides that "no one shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except in accordance with the procedure established by law." The key factor in determining whether data invasion may be regarded a breach is permission and knowledge. If a person has provided consent or has awareness of his data being leaked, it is assumed that there is no infringement of his privacy in general. Only those who are authorized are granted access to the data.

Keywords: Pegasus, Spyware, Privacy, Surveillance, Digital Rights, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Privacy Invasion

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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