“File fresh reply:” Supreme Court to Central government on plea by academics for guidelines to govern seizing of personal digital devices

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The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Central government to file a fresh reply to the plea by a group of academicians and researchers seeking guidelines to govern investigating agencies in the country with respect to seizure, examination and preservation of personal digital and electronic devices and their contents. A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and MM Sundresh said that the counter-affidavit filed by the Central government was incomplete and not satisfactory. "We are not satisfied with the counter-affidavit and we seek a new and proper reply with references to international practices as well. List on September 26," the...