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India court rules privacy a right, throwing ID cards into doubt

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(Worthy News) - India's top court ruled on Thursday that individual privacy is a fundamental right, a verdict that could derail the world's largest biometric ID card program now under way.

A nine-member bench heard petitions denouncing the mandatory use of national identity cards, known as Aadhaar, as an infringement of privacy. There have also been concerns over breaches of data.

“The judgment read out so far only says that the right to privacy is a fundamental right, protected by Article 21 (of the constitution on the right to life and personal liberty),” Prashant Bhushan, a senior lawyer who was party to the case, told reporters. “Any law, like the Aadhar Act or any other law, which seeks to restrict the right to privacy will have to be tested on the touchstone of Article 21." [ Source (Read More...) ]

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1 thought on “India court rules privacy a right, throwing ID cards into doubt

  1. The current RSS Government was slowly moving to transform India into a theocratic autocracy, another version of Nazism. They want a total control of every citizen of India, their privacy is exposed to the Government. Already, the Government has taken away the eating rights of the people; the religious freedom ensured in the Indian constitution is challenged and gradually erased.

    Now the Supreme Court of India has reminded the Government that the march of the Government towards an autocracy will be challenged by the judiciary of India. Some hope is left for India due to this eye opening decision by the apex court of India.

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