The Freedom of Speech and Expression is given under Article 19 of the Constitution of India1 (herein referred to as The Constitution). It is a fundamental right of every person within the territory of India. When considering the right of freedom of expression and the right to privacy, traditionally there has always been a fundamental question about the relative weight of privacy and expression2. In a democracy like India, a person is given the right to express his or her opinion without any consequences. However, the question arises about where must one draw the line between the right of a person to express one’s opinion about another and the right to privacy another has over his or her life. After the Puttaswamy case3, the right to privacy has been interpreted as a fundamental right and the conflict between the right to express and the right to privacy is of paramount importance. In a society like India, the freedom of speech and expression is an inalienable right; however, it cannot or in a more ideal sense, should not intervene into the private affairs of a person such as his family, marriage, procreation, motherhood, child-bearing and education among other matters4. A person must not be given the freedom to publicize such information about another person’s life even if it is truthful, laudatory or otherwise. Though this is subject to exception, it provides a general limitation to the freedom of speech and expression. The right to privacy must however be completely disregarded when it comes to matter of public importance. “The citizen has a legitimate and substantial interest in the conduct of such (public officials) persons and the freedom of press extends to engaging in uninhibited debate about the involvement of public figures in public issues and events”5, this was observed by the Supreme Court in the Indu Jain case5 and refers to the absolute freedom to express in matters of public opinion. From another perspective, the right to privacy goes hand-in-hand with the freedom of speech and expression in a sense that it provides a cloak of anonymity to the person expressing their opinions. It is essential that a person is given the right to privacy when expressing his opinions in a democracy as it protects the person from aggressive and harmful responses. To conclude, The Constitution provides for Article 19 as a fundamental right and the right to privacy has been interpreted under Article 21 by the Supreme Court as a fundamental right as well, both to give people of a society basic human rights. The right to privacy must be given the same footing as the right to express as one cannot be implemented without the other in a civilised, democratic society without harmful consequences. Thus, the conflict of the freedom to express verses the right to privacy tries to limit the other to maintain order and peace in the society.