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What If I Get Trapped In Digital Voyeurism In My Own Space Or Room?

Amar Nagsen, SLS Nagpur


“All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.”1 The aspects of one’s life which are subject to public cognizance comes under the ambit of ‘Public Life,’ ‘Private Life’ means the personal life of a person which are not subject to public cognizance, ‘Secret Life’ of a person means when an individual is living distinct lives keeping one or the other lives as a secret. Right to Privacy is one of the basic rights guaranteed by the constitution of India which means violation of someone’s privacy raises an action against the offender. Privacy of an individual may be infringed in different ways such as ‘Voyeurism.’ Voyeurism is an offence where the victim’s privacy is infringed in the places where reasonable privacy is expected and she/he is involved in some private act. With the advent of internet and social media platforms the concept of digital voyeurism has also come to notice. Digital Voyeurism is an act in which someone’s privacy is invaded with the help of electronic devices such as camera, microphones, etc. The main reason behind digital voyeurism is ‘voyeuristic disorder.’ This article talks about different aspects of digital voyeurism and along with it aims to put forward few suggestions as per authors point of view.

Keywords: Voyeurism, Digital Voyeurism, Voyeuristic Disorder, Voyeur, Naked, Adolescents.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


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