The last 24 hours have been witness to a fundamental shift in the way our legal regime considers our routine actions. However, the battle has just begun.
If the nine-judge bench decides that privacy is a fundamental right, the issue will be thrown back to the five-judge bench who will decide the contours of this right and consequently rule on the validity of Aadhaar.
When Aadhaar is woven into the fabric of everyday life, the ‘grid’, the ‘machine’ and the state are always right.
The massive data-driven governance project brings focus on the efficiency of government schools, data privacy and the role of Aadhaar in technology-driven development.
While the authority of the Lok Sabha Speaker is final and binding, Jairam Ramesh’s writ petition may allow the Supreme Court to question an incorrect application of substantive principles.
Boosting welfare is the message, which is how Aadhaar is being presented in India. The Aadhaar system as a medium, however, is one that enables tracking, surveillance, and data monetisation.
With this, the controversy over treating Aadhaar as a money bill has taken a new turn as it is generally believed that the Speaker of the Lok Sabha has the final say in the matter.
We need to reboot the Aadhaar debate by asking why we want to create a centralised biometric database of Indian residents in the first place
From nudging new voters to a national health network, what sort of house could be built upon the Aadhaar ecosystem?
The following is the note of dissent submitted by Usha Ramanathan, a researcher, advocate and dissenting member of the committee that drafted the Human DNA Profiling Bill. The Wire published a criticism of the Bill on July 24, 2015. The committee was put together by the Department of […]