Is it time to change tactics with regard to privacy and Aadhaar? It seems likely that the Act will be upheld as constitutional, when looked at whether it falls foul of our fundamental right to privacy.
While Justice Kaul’s opinion identifies a ‘right to be forgotten’, India’s upcoming data protection framework needs to resolve a number of hurdles before we carve out such a right.
The judgment will need to reinvigorate a conversation on how today’s data protection models need to be reconsidered in light of the changing dynamics of information privacy.
The Supreme Court’s upcoming verdict on the right to privacy could have a serious impact on society.
The committee, headed by former Supreme Court judge B N Srikrishna, will also suggest a draft data protection bill.
Digital payments are largely one-sided click-wrap agreements that come with an absence of data and legal protection.