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The public interest litigation calls for the home affairs ministry's blanket surveillance order be tested against the fundamental right to privacy.
In ‘Antisocial Media’, Siva Vaidhyanathan tries to untangle the complex web of social networks, even as they gain increasing control over our lives and polity.
Not just privacy, but even on surveillance and excessive delegation, Supreme Court didn’t engage with the tough questions.
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The Supreme Court's Aadhaar verdict hardly assess if Aadhaar violates right to privacy.
The minority judgment on Aadhaar Act, penned by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud of the Supreme Court, flagged the lack of limits set for UIDAI.
The Supreme Court's majority judgment on the Aadhaar Act held that the unique identification system did not create a surveillance state.
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Legal experts have said that Justice Chandrachud’s loud dissent against the Aadhaar verdict will be valuable if ruling is reviewed in future.
Supreme Court strikes down a section of Aadhaar Act which allows mobile companies, banks and schools to demand Aadhaar. New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday ruled in favour of Aadhaar, saying it didn't violate the Indian Constitution. The verdict put to rest a raging controversy over claims that compulsory enrolment for the unique national ID infringed on privacy. But the bench struck down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, which allows not only the state but also any corporate or person or private entity to demand Aadhaar. Section 57 allowed mobile companies, banks, schools and private service providers to seek an individual's Aadhaar card for identification. The bench also ruled that bank accounts need not be linked to the Aadhaar number. In the landmark judgment, the bench ruled that Aadhaar empowers marginalised sections of society by giving them a unique identity. It, however, also ordered that the Aadhaar Act must be amended to make it mandatory...