Aadhaar Data protection

Aadhaar Data protection News

Supreme Court rules Aadhaar not mandatory for bank accounts, mobile numbers, school admissions

Justice A K Sikri, who is part of the five-judge bench ruling on the validity of the Aadhaar Act and who wrote the majority judgment, also struck down Section 57 of Aadhaar Act, which permits private entities to avail of Aadhaar data.

Petition raises concerns about Aadhaar data security, Delhi High Court seeks Centre response

The petitioner, Kerala-based lawyer Shamnad Basheer, has alleged in his plea that there were several breaches of the Aadhaar system leading to leakage of personal information of individuals since January this year.


At the great wall protecting Aadhaar data, 200 cameras — and some secrecy

Far away from the court and the debate over data safety, the five-acre Manesar complex stands between industrial units and piles of construction debris.

MoS KJ Alphons slams Aadhaar critics: What’s so private about iris?

‘Some have no problem getting naked for US visa, but cry privacy on Aadhaar’

Aadhaar data safe, not being sold: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Aadhaar data is secure and has not been sold, said Union IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, refuting claims that a UIDAI database breach made such information available for Rs 500.

Data privacy: Where is India when it comes to legislation?

Data protection in India is governed by loosely constructed provisions of the Information Technology Amended Act, 2008 (ITAA) under Sections 43-A and 72A of the Act. The effort to bring in a second legislation -- Personal Data Protection Bill -- governing data protection and privacy has been in the pipeline since 2006.


How panel members view data protection

Debate continues over privacy during Aadhaar hearing