Aadhaar Act News
Parliamentary panel examining Personal Data Protection Bill recommends 89 changes, says Meenakshi Lekhi
The bill was drafted following a Supreme Court judgment in August 2017 that declared 'Right to Privacy' a fundamental right
Aadhaar now not mandatory to open bank accounts, get new mobile connections
The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed by Rajya Sabha by a voice vote.
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Monsoon Session of Parliament: Bill proposing voluntary use of Aadhaar as ID proof tabled in Lok Sabha
The bill proposes to allow voluntary use of Aadhaar number for authentication and identity proof in opening of bank accounts and procuring of mobile phone connections.
Aadhaar cards not mandatory to open bank accounts, get new mobile connections
The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will be introduced in the ensuing session of Parliament, beginning June 17.
IT Grids Aadhaar data leak: UIDAI’s implicit acknowledgement of a large-scale data breach will be very welcome to anti-Aadhaar activists
The breach points, yet again, to major concerns with the security of data in the Aadhaar ecosystem.
President gives nod to ordinance that allows Aadhaar as valid ID proof in certain cases
The ordinance allows the use of Aadhaar as ID proof for mobile SIM cards and opening bank accounts.
Aadhaar Amendment Bill grants broad, vague powers; privacy needs to be priority
A bill to amend the Aadhaar Act, the Aadhaar Amendment Bill, 2018, was introduced in Parliament recently.
Government proposes up to Rs 1 crore penalty for violation of Aadhaar Act norms
An additional fine of up to Rs 10 lakh per day is also proposed in case of continuous non-compliance.
Review petition filed in SC seeking re-examination of its Aadhaar verdict
The petition challenges the verdict that Aadhaar Act does not violate the right to privacy.
Aadhaar Act amendment proposed with enhanced UIDAI power, penalties on violations
The Telegraph Act, PMLA rules to also be amended for voluntary use of Aadhaar for obtaining SIMs, opening bank accounts.
Cabinet approves law amendment for voluntary Aadhaar linking with SIMs, bank account
The Cabinet has approved amendments to the Telegraph Act and Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
Aadhaar no longer mandatory for mobile numbers, bank accounts as Cabinet approves law amendment
The Supreme Court had struck down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act that made seeding of the biometric ID with SIMs and bank accounts mandatory, saying it had no legal backing.
Citizens without a PAN card could soon be allowed to withdraw their Aadhaar number: Report
The move will give all citizens the option to opt out of the Aadhaar system letting them withdraw their Aadhaar number.
Aadhaar verdict: A labyrinth that raises more questions than it attempts to answer
All of us have been asked to trust a story in which Aadhaar data security is never breached.
Aadhaar verdict no reason to celebrate for govt; Supreme Court points out several flaws in project's implementation
It is, perhaps, useful to remind that the Aadhaar Act and the Aadhaar project were under the lens — not the petitioners. If the question is whether the project came out unscathed, the answer is an unequivocal no.
Aadhaar verdict: SC's majority judgment lacks consistency in logic and reasoning, turns constitutional analysis on its head
Even if one were ideologically neutral about the Aadhaar project, the approach taken by the majority judgment in the KS Puttaswamy versus Union of India case leaves much to be desired in terms of consistency of logic, judicial reasoning, and constitutional law
DoT to talk to UIDAI and telcos on compliance with the Aadhaar verdict
Supreme Court struck down Section 57 disallowing private entities from possessing Aadhaar numbers.
SC verdict on Aadhaar does not support the Congress' stance; Rahul Gandhi's criticism of BJP is unfounded
The Supreme Court has upheld the Lok Sabha's decision to table the Aadhaar legislation as a Money Bill, and has retained provisions mandating it for welfare measures.
Supreme Court's Aadhaar verdict will check graft, leakage of public money, says petitioner and BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Validation of the Aadhaar Act by the Supreme Court would check corruption, eliminate middlemen and prevent leakage of public money used for direct transfer benefit, said BJP MP from Karnataka and a petitioner, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, on Wednesday.