Doctrine of proportionality (Proportionality test)

Doctrine of proportionality

It is a principle where courts examine processes of the administration for reaching or recalling a decision. Proportionality means that the action should not be more drastic than it ought to be for obtaining the desired result.

  • Under this doctrine, there is a question on whether the executive could achieve the goal (i.e. elimination of the threat to security and sovereignty of the nation by social media) by adopting drastic measures such as tracing the messages.
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