All Aadhaar-social media linking cases have been transferred to SC: Report

Centre has asked Supreme Court to finalise all social media regulations by January 2020.

The Aadhaar- social media linking has widely been debated in different courts in the country. However, the Supreme Court will now be hearing the case on whether social media platforms should be linked to Aadhaar, according to a tweet by ANI.

An affidavit was filed in a transfer petition moved by Facebook Inc, seeking transfer of cases filed in three high courts, relating to linking of social media profiles with Aadhaar.

The tweet further reveals that the Centre has told courts that the government is not for invading citizen's privacy. It just wants the privacy to be balanced with national security and sovereignty.

Supreme curt has transferred pending social media -aadhaar linking cases.

The Supreme court has transferred pending social media -Aadhaar linking cases.

The Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, speaking on behalf of Centre has reportedly said that no intermediary can confirm that "in guise of privacy, terrorist activities can be protected".

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) told the Supreme court in an affidavit that though technology had led to economic growth and societal development, there was also an exponential rise in hate speech, fake news and anti-national activities.

The Centre yesterday stepped in and announced that all the laws related to the social media regulations has to be finalised in the next three month, that is, January 2020. They have sought three months’ time for finalisation of the Information Technology Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules, 2018.

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