Aadhaar hearing: Supreme Court expresses concerns with data breaches, Aadhaar security and profiling
The issue of data breaches from points other than the CIDR was also raised. Also, the Bench refused to extend the deadline for Section 7 benefits.
Aadhaar hearing: UIDAI’s presentation discusses Aadhaar enrolment, updation and authentication processes in detail
Discussing the set up of the Aadhaar system, he stated that 9000 crores had been invested by the government in setting up and operationalizing the UIDAI
Aadhaar hearing: Political liberties cannot be foregone for economic and social justice, states the Bench
The primary argument was on how the benefits of Aadhaar through providing a right to life with dignity to the poor, outweighed the right to privacy.
Aadhaar hearing: Petitioners conclude their arguments on 'the number of the beast' Aadhaar, highlighting various issues
Issues raised were lack of proportionality and purpose, limitation with the large-scale collection and retention of data under the Aadhaar Project.
Aadhaar hearing: Entire Aadhaar project is beyond the stated objectives of Aadhaar Act, argue petitioners
The issues raised included that the entire Aadhaar project is beyond the Act’s objectives, the excessive data collection under KYR+ and State Resident Data Hubs (SRDHs),
Aadhaar hearing: Section 7 exception in Supreme Court’s interim order greatly affects people’s constitutional rights
This has a significant impact on their constitutional rights, in particular, their right to life and liberty, even before the Supreme Court has passed its final verdict on the matter.
The UIDAI needs to realize the harm sharing Aadhaar, PAN and other crucial data can cause to the system
The UIDAI has always taken an extremely narrow stance on privacy, concerning itself only with biometric data.
Aadhaar hearings: Day 15 saw arguments on Aadhaar as a money bill, interim orders for NEET registrations were also passed
On Day 15 of the Aadhaar hearings, senior counsel Arvind Datar concluded his arguments for the petitioners, and senior counsel P. Chidambaram commenced his.
For the Aadhaar Act to be constitutional, the petitioners argued that it firstly needs to meet the tests of substantive and procedural reasonableness.
Aadhaar hearing: Petitioners argue that receipt of govt benefits cannot be at the cost of compromising fundamental rights
In summary, Kapil Sibal argued that this case was the most important case in Indian history since the ADM Jabalpur case.
Aadhaar case: SC looking at striking a balance between disbursal of social welfare benefits and data aggregation
The Court stated that a balance would have to be struck between the state’s interest in disbursal of welfare benefits and privacy concerns with aggregation of data.
Technical experts have long since been asserting the surveillance capabilities of Aadhaar, and this has now taken the form of affidavits before the Supreme Court in the ongoing Aadhaar case.
Lacking ownership over this critical infrastructure can have serious consequences. One such consequence is that this affects the ability of the government to declare it as a ‘protected system’, a crucial factor for ensuring the safety of the CIDR.
Coalition for Aadhaar: A collective of private companies wants to ensure that Aadhaar ID and related services continue to be offered
This is a set of entities outside the govt sector, which includes private companies who believe in Aadhaar and its ability to have a positive impact
Airtel customer complaint about nine connections linked to her Aadhaar number goes viral; UIDAI responds
Aadhaar Twitter handle @UIDAI replied to her complaint by stating that since she is aware of the extra connections, she can lode a complaint against Airtel.
Snowden responds to UIDAI tweet about Aadhaar; says third-party entities which ask for Aadhaar details have databases too
Snowden has tweeted an article authored by former India head RAW saying that it is one of those rare instances where he is in agreement with a former intelligence chief.
Aadhaar hearing in Supreme Court: Will State give citizens rights only if they agree to being tracked forever, asks lawyer Shyam Divan
The Supreme Court continued the hearing on the Aadhaar case on Thursday. Senior counsel Shyam Divan continued his arguments for the second day.
The Aadhaar case will be a look at the legality of the The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016.
No matter how secure the CIDR is maintained, this crucial data of an entire nation in a single database is a huge security risk.
Aadhaar security breaches: Here are the major untoward incidents that have happened with Aadhaar and what was actually affected
Despite the number of reports over the last couple of years, UIDAI has maintained that the Aadhaar server and the biometric data is safe.