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Review petition filed in SC seeking re-examination of its Aadhaar verdict
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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.

UIDAI asks schools to ensure no child is denied admission for lack of Aadhaar
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UIDAI asks schools to ensure no child is denied admission for lack of Aadhaar

UIDAI has asserted that schools cannot make Aadhaar a pre-condition for student admission.

Can voluntary Aadhaar-based eKYC be legalised through a new law, after striking down Section 57?
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Can voluntary Aadhaar-based eKYC be legalised through a new law, after striking down Section 57?

The issue of the validity of eKYC is of particular concern to the private sector.

Telecom operators to erase Aadhaar data if customer gives alternative KYC documents, says COAI
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Telecom operators to erase Aadhaar data if customer gives alternative KYC documents, says COAI

The government Thursday said there is no threat of discontinuation of mobile numbers issued using Aadhaar, following the Supreme Court ruling that barred use of the national biometric ID by private companies.

SIM cards of 50 crore users who used Aadhaar eKYC could be disconnected: Report
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SIM cards of 50 crore users who used Aadhaar eKYC could be disconnected: Report

The report states that the matter is being discussed at the highest levels of the government.

UIDAI asks digital companies to stop offering Aadhaar based services; banks exempt
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UIDAI asks digital companies to stop offering Aadhaar based services; banks exempt

UIDAI looks to have directed several companies for providing an exit plan from the Aadhaar system.

Use of Aadhaar in banks, post offices to continue offline; enrolment, updating services norms to remain: UIDAI chief Ajay Pandey
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Use of Aadhaar in banks, post offices to continue offline; enrolment, updating services norms to remain: UIDAI chief Ajay Pandey

The UIDAI has said that the Supreme Court order restricting use of Aadhaar will have no bearing on enrolment and update services being carried out at banks, post offices and government premises.

Arun Jaitley calls SC judgment on Aadhaar 'sound', says Parliament legislation can restore mandatory linking to banks and telcos
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Arun Jaitley calls SC judgment on Aadhaar 'sound', says Parliament legislation can restore mandatory linking to banks and telcos

Arun Jaitley said a legal provision through a legislation can restore linking of Aadhaar with mobile phones and bank accounts. He, however, did not say if the government plans to bring a law in Parliament for the purpose.

Aadhaar verdict: A labyrinth that raises more questions than it attempts to answer
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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.

With landmark judgments, outgoing CJI Dipak Misra was unequivocal in upholding rights, liberty of people
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With landmark judgments, outgoing CJI Dipak Misra was unequivocal in upholding rights, liberty of people

Chief Justice Dipak Misra, who will have his last working day as CJI on Monday, will be remembered in the Indian judicial history as perhaps the only head of the top court who saw rebellion by four of his senior most colleagues. Another incident that stands out during his tenure is an unsuccessful impeachment motion against him in a move led by senior lawyer and Congress leader Kapil Sibal.

Aadhaar verdict no reason to celebrate for govt; Supreme Court points out several flaws in project's implementation
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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
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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

Dipak Misra's final week as CJI: From Aadhaar to Sabarimala, key judgments that he was a part of in the past week
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Dipak Misra's final week as CJI: From Aadhaar to Sabarimala, key judgments that he was a part of in the past week

Ahead of Misra's final day as the head of the judiciary of India, here's a look at the key important judgments pronounced since Monday by the Supreme Court.

Bhima Koregaon case: Justice DY Chandrachud dissents against majority judgment, says 'voice of Opposition can't be muzzled'
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Bhima Koregaon case: Justice DY Chandrachud dissents against majority judgment, says 'voice of Opposition can't be muzzled'

Supreme Court judge, Justice DY Chandrachud penned another strongly worded dissenting opinion this week, which also happens to Dipak Misra's last week as the Chief Justice of India.

DoT to talk to UIDAI and telcos on compliance with the Aadhaar verdict
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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.

Supreme Court's Aadhaar verdict will check graft, leakage of public money, says petitioner and BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar
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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.

Aadhaar verdict: What does Supreme Court's historic judgment mean for everyone?
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Aadhaar verdict: What does Supreme Court's historic judgment mean for everyone?

Majority held most of the Act was constitutionally valid. What does this translate to in practice?

Supreme Court hits right notes in landmark Aadhaar verdict; Critics’ concerns met, but govt won’t be unhappy
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Supreme Court hits right notes in landmark Aadhaar verdict; Critics’ concerns met, but govt won’t be unhappy

In as much as these provisions were held to be symptomatic of a “surveillance state”, the Supreme Court judgment seems to have corroborated the views of Aadhaar critics who held such linking of services with biometric data an assault on privacy of citizens.

Changes brought in by SC's Aadhaar verdict come as relief, but judgment remains major disappointment
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Changes brought in by SC's Aadhaar verdict come as relief, but judgment remains major disappointment

Overall, the impact of the Supreme Court's Aadhaar verdict is to retain the unique ID scheme, but bringing the rampant mandating to a halt comes as a relief.