Verdict of Aadhaar and Right to Privacy Case

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The historic judgement came from Supreme Court that Right to Privacy is a fundamental right guaranteed under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution.

“Right to Privacy is an integral part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty Guaranteed in Article 21 of the Constitution”.

You can read the whole judgement by clicking here

On Thursday, August 24th, the nine – judge bench along with the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Jagdish Singh Khehar gathered and read out the verdict.

This verdict will now have an impact on other cases such as Aadhaar Validity Case. As the ‘Right to Privacy’ now means private details such as disclosing personal data by use of credit card, social network platforms, IT declarations are protected. All public details, where privacy protection requires minimal regulation, are also protected.

In Aadhaar Privacy Case, petitioners argued that when a citizen provides his personal details like biometrics to the Government, and in turn it is used by commercial organizations, it is a breach of privacy. Hence, the verdict given by the court will have a direct bearing on the Aadhaar Case.

However, the constitution bench did not say anything categorically on biometrics for Aadhaar.

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