The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday gives it's final verdict against the allegations that were used on the Israeli Spyware Company Pegasus. A bench of Justice headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana has stated that 'It is absolutely unethical and illegal to keep a track of personal cell phones from remote places without the permission of the concerned.'
Taking into consideration the Right to Privacy Act, 2015 which explains that each and every citizen of India who is above 18 years has the right to keep his/her personal information private from others and nobody will be able to force the information under control. It was found that the activities with the help of Pegasus software by NSO Group from Israel was a clear and complete violation of the act.
The apex court had to hold on its judgement of September 13 as it was constituting a committee of technical experts to look for the matter. Chief Justice Of India Ramana had then said "the order was taking time as some of the experts who the court had in mind to be part of the committee had declined to take the role citing personal difficulties."
An International Organization, on one of it's surveys said that more than 300 verified Indian phone numbers were on the list of potential targets for surveillance of Pegasus Spyware. It gradually turned into a national issue and was taken to The Supreme Court of India a couple of weeks back in 2021.