Pegasus: Why privacy is crucial for democracy

Amid the flurry of prominent names that have emerged as potential targets of the Pegasus spyware, journalist Aunindyo Chakravarty looks at the basic dangers of state surveillance

July 26, 2021 by Newsclick

The Pegasus spyware scandal has rocked India too with opposition leader Rahul Gandhi, serving ministers, journalists and activists figuring in the list. The government has denied allegations of spying but many questions remain unanswered. Journalist Aunindyo Chakravarty looks at some of the dimensions of the issue