All of us have been asked to trust a story in which Aadhaar data security is never breached.
UIDAI Aadhaar software used to enrol new users may have been subjected to a hack using a software patch that disables critical security features
Aadhaar hearing: The Act is a well balanced law of which a few provisions should be struck down, argues advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan
Senior counsel Neeraj Kishan Kaul on behalf of the Digital Lenders Association of India and others also argued that the private sector should be allowed to use Aadhaar.
Aadhaar hearing: Senior counsel Rakesh Dwivedi argues that the UIDAI is constantly improving and upgrading its systems
Returning to the issue of metadata, he argued that Aadhaar only involved the collection of limited technical data. He argued that this was needed to exercise control over the REs.
Aadhaar hearing: Senior counsel Rakesh Dwivedi argues that balancing between rights is a symbol of justice
Further, he discussed the reasonable expectation of privacy with respect to the data collected under the Aadhaar Act.
Aadhaar hearing: Supreme Court questions why both right to privacy and right to food cannot be secured under the Constitution
The Bench observed that the lack of choice with the means of identification indicated a lack of proportionality with the restriction imposed.
Aadhaar Hearings: Counsel argues that Aadhaar is more secure than a data protection law, SC disagrees
The Bench, while discussing apprehensions of misuse of data, observed that a blinkered view of reality could not be taken while dealing with Aadhaar.
Aadhaar hearing: Senior counsel calls surveillance possibilities as mere rhetoric, says fingerprint data is only relevant for palmistry
Senior counsel Rakesh Dwivedi commenced his arguments, arguing that the surveillance possibilities discussed by the petitioners were ridiculous and mere rhetoric.
Aadhaar hearing: Not necessary to prove least possible invasion of privacy, argues Additional Solicitor General
Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta continued his arguments on the Aadhaar-PAN linkage and commenced his arguments on Aadhaar-Bank Account linkage
Part II lists the contentions made by the petitioners from Days 15 to 19, and those of the State from Days 20 to 25 of the Aadhaar hearings
Aadhaar story so far: Here are all the important arguments from the first 15 days of the Supreme Court hearings
These crucial judgements will drive the next foundation stone of the right to privacy in India through the judgment of the Supreme Court.
Aadhaar hearings: Attorney General argues that pervasive collection of fingerprints meets proportionality requirements
The Primary argument was to establish that Aadhaar meets the requirements of proportionality and legitimate state interests.
UIDAI’s FAQs published in national dailies present a very narrow perspective on Aadhaar and still leave a lot of questions unanswered
The UIDAI on 3rd April published a list of Frequently Asked Questions in national dailies, in an effort to address concerns with Aadhaar.
Aadhaar hearing: Petitioners question UIDAI on verification of residency requirement, de-duplication rejections and authentication failures
The Aadhaar Act, the Attorney General argued, is a just, fair, and a reasonable law. The motive of Aadhaar was in the larger public interest
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.