Press Trust of India Dec 24, 2018 16:22:18 IST
A PIL was filed on 24 November in the Supreme Court challenging the government's notification authorising 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any computer system.
The petition filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma seeks to quash the government's 20 December 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, Ministry of Home Affairs officials said.
The 10 agencies notified under the new order are the Intelligence Bureau, Narcotics Control Bureau, Enforcement Directorate, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (for Income Tax Department), Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Central Bureau of Investigation, National Investigation Agency, the Research and Analysis Wing, Directorate of Signal Intelligence (in service areas of J-K, North East and Assam) and Delhi Police commissioner
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