Right to privacy

Implications for Aadhaar

Print edition : September 15, 2017

A customer giving his thumb impression to withdraw money from a bank account with his Aadhaar during a Digidhan mela held to promote digital payment in Hyderabad. The verdict on the right to privacy could have wide-reaching implications for the project. Photo: NOAH SEELAM/AFP

One of the pensioners whose names were deleted from the pensioners’ list, in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. A file picture. Photo: V. RAJU

Mukul Rohatgi, former Attorney General, who argued for the government before the Supreme Court against treating privacy as a fundamental right. Photo: V. Sudershan

The verdict has altered unrecognisably the idea of state power. It is against this altered standard that the court will test the privacy violations of the UID project.
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