Aadhaar constitution bench hearing

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WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 23, 2018, 05.01 PM (IST) Jessica Taneja

Aadhaar will help cultivate a giant electronic leash on all citizens. 

Aadhaar act fails to provide a remedy to citizens in case of a data breach.

Under aadhaar act, citizens cant file complaints, only UIDAI authorised to lodge complaints. UIDAI, the nodal agency for aadhaar is not an independent body. 

In cases of "emergency", all data, records will be made available to the govt for tracking, profiling.Aadhaar act provides for use of aadhaar beyond subsidies, also extends to corporates. 

SC Observations

Does mere furnishing of aadhaar compromise data security. Citizens already share PAN details for various transactions. Biometric data continues to exist with the central depository. 

The hearing will continue tomorrow.