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Aadhaar Privacy Case August 1st Hearing.Latest Updates.

Another hearing on Aadhaar Privacy case took place on 1st August before the nine – judge constitutional bench on whether the privacy of an individual is a fundamental right under Article 21 of Indian Constitution, where the nodal agency appearing on behalf of Unique Identification Development Authority of India (UIDAI) said

It is virtually impossible to use Aadhaar to track citizens

The agency also said that

technically impossible to use Aadhaar for surveillance even if a court were to permit them

Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told a nine judge constitutional bench who is considering whether privacy is a fundamental right of every citizen that

nothing is private in online era
. The agency also suggested that
too much was being made of privacy being a fundamental right

The Central Government informed the court that an expert committee has been set up which is headed by former Justice BN Srikrishna to draft a Bill on data protection.

Another petition was filed in the court against the data sharing which includes personal photographs, messages etc by the users in social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp, which also violates one’s privacy. Where the country has witnessed the duality of the Centre, as on one hand it says that privacy of an individual is not a fundamental right whereas, in WhatsApp case they argues that a person’s Right to Life under Article 21(Right to Life and Liberty) of the Constitution would need to be regulated.

To know more about the Centres Contradictory stand read Centres Contradictory Stand on WhatsApp and Aadhaar Privacy Case

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