The emergence of “mandatory Aadhaar” for anything and everything – school admissions, public examinations, bank accounts, insurance – has no support in the Aadhaar Act.
The number of cases against Aadhaar have bloated since 2012. As hearings begin again before the apex court, a look at what the cases are:
The biometric identification agency and the government need to start listening to those who are pointing out critical flaws instead of issuing blanket denials and template answers.
Until It Shines Light on Nature of Mass Surveillance, India’s Data Protection Committee Will Fail To Do its Job
The job of the committee of experts should be to provide insight and evidence on what is otherwise not accessible to those of us outside the government.
The Supreme Court recognised the fundamental right to privacy in 2017, the same year the country witnessed some of the most large scale violations of privacy to have ever occurred.
Looking back at significant verdicts of the Supreme Court that are likely to have long-lasting impacts.
More than 23 lakh customers have reportedly received as much as Rs 47 crore in their Airtel bank accounts, which they did not even know had been opened.
The court said the final hearing in all Aadhaar-related issues would start before another bench in the last week of November.
The court must hear pending cases on Aadhaar urgently, before the government further inhibits people’s rights and liberties under the facade of ’empowerment’.
It is deplorable that the Unique Identification Authority’s legal attempts at fixing the system come against critics and not true offenders.
Far from ensuring that your identity information is secure, the government is selling it (or is, at least, authorised to sell it) to anyone who has your number and cares to pay the fees.
A simple Google search shows that the personal information, including Aadhaar numbers and bank account details, has simply not been secured properly.
When ruling on the petition filed by Jairam Ramesh challenging passing the Aadhaar Act as a money Bill, the court has differing precedents to look at.
On October 7, the Supreme Court will begin to hear long-pending petitions that deal with a number of issues surrounding the biometric authentication system.