The Kerala High Court has recently asked legal online search portal indiankanoon.com to remove the name of a rape victim from a Kerala High Court judgment published on the site. Justice Shaji P Chaly passed the interim order in a petition filed by a rape victim, who was aggrieved by the disclosure of her name and personal information in the judgments rendered by Kerala High Court in two writ petitions filed by her seeking proper investigation into the complaint filed by her, pursuant to the rape committed on her by the accused.
She submitted in the petition that she was aggrieved due to the publication of the judgments rendered by the high court by the website named indiankanoon.org, without obtaining prior permission from the court or from the petitioner as mandated under Rule 5 of the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011.
She also submitted that she is further aggrieved by the publication of these judgments in the general results of the search engine owned and run by the 4th (Google) and 7th respondents (Yahoo).
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