The court cannot simply declare privacy to be a fundamental right. It needs to explore its contours, including implications for the right to free speech.
Prashant Reddy T
The host of mandatory Aadhaar notifications state that ‘proof of possession’ or ‘authentication’ will suffice to access the required subsidy or service. Of the two phrases, only ‘authentication’ is defined in law.
The Prevention of Money Laundering Act will likely need to be amended for mandatory Aadhaar-bank account linkage. The punishment for non-compliance, however, is without doubt unconstitutional.