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SC seeks Centre’s reply on PIL against ‘snooping’ order

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a plea challenging the government’s notification authorising 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any computer system.

The apex court sought the Centre’s response within six weeks.

A public interest litigation was filed earlier in the Supreme Court challenging the government’s December 20 notification.

According to the government’s notification, 10 central probe and snoop agencies are now empowered under the Information Technology (IT) Act for computer interception and analysis, Home Ministry officials said.

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Source: Rediff