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Explained: Should Aadhaar link to social media accounts? The questions before SC

The two significant questions of law that the court will look into are: whether mandatory linking of Aadhaar to social media accounts violates an individual’s right to privacy, and the balance between intermediary liability and free speech.

Amit Shah floats single multipurpose ID card idea, 2021 Census will be digital

Stating the entire exercise will cost Rs 12,000 crore, Shah, speaking to the room of census officers, flagged the role of the census in the “scientific planning and development of the nation”.

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Issue of linking social media profiles with Aadhaar needs to be decided at the earliest: SC

The bench further said it will not go into the merit of the case and would simply decide the transfer petition filed by Facebook seeking transfer of such cases pending before high courts of Madras, Bombay and Madhya Pradesh to the top court.

Privacy rights, wrongs

In hearing clutch of petitions concerning Aadhaar and social media, Supreme Court must be guided by its own ruling

EC wants legal backing to seek Aadhaar numbers to clean up voters list

In a letter to the Law Ministry, the commission has proposed that provisions of the Representation of the People Act be amended to allow the EC to seek Aadhaar numbers of those applying to be voters and those who are already part of voters list.

Election Commission seeks legal powers to link voter cards with Aadhaar

It is learnt to have argued that seeding of voter cards with Aadhaar will help weed out duplicate entries and bogus voters, and serve national interest.

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Now, also an Aadhaar card for cattle and buffaloes

India is implementing the world’s biggest project of tagging every bovine animal that may yield huge productivity gains.

Aadhaar must sync with voter IDs to empower citizens

Aadhaar uniquely identifies every individual in the country through all of the same details as the EPIC. Unlike EPIC, Aadhaar captures biometric data, which is generally benign information and only useful in validating uniqueness.

Government panel floats digital ID for health records, may link Aadhaar

The committee has suggested that the Health Ministry should consult UIDAI, which issues Aadhaar, and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in the design of the Personal Health Identifier (PHI), to maintain a Personal Health Record (PHR).

Explained: What are the latest changes to Aadhaar?

Aadhaar Bill now makes it possible for individuals to file complaints under certain circumstances such as impersonation instead of just allowing the UIDAI to file complaints.

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What the Supreme Court did not address in its Aadhaar verdict

There are still many unanswered questions about aadhaar despite the Supreme Court's verdict of more than 1,400 pages. Usha Ramanathan tells us the concerns that the poor of India still have, what making aadhaar voluntary means and whether the linking

What Justice Chandrachud said during the aadhaar verdict

What Justice DY Chandrachud said during the aadhaar verdict, many agree, will have implications in the future. He was the judge who did not agree with the majority opinion of the bench on many key issues. Here's what he said.

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Why you cannot compare Aadhaar to the US Social Security Number

Desc: Among the many questions about Aadhaar is this one. Isn't it like the US Social Security Number? In the third story on the Aadhaar series, three experts explain how the two are not at all comparable.

Aadhaar: Three experts explain how biometrics DID NOT make it more secure

Second in the Aadhaar series, in this video Usha Ramanathan, Ramanjit Singh Chima and Reetika Khera explain how biometrics were brought into the Aadhaar process without enough research and why it is unprecedented in a dangerous way.

Aadhaar: Three experts explain how biometrics DID NOT make it more secure

Second in the Aadhaar series, in this video Usha Ramanathan, Ramanjit Singh Chima and Reetika Khera explain how biometrics were brought into the Aadhaar process without enough research and why it is unprecedented in a dangerous way.

Idea Exchange with UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey

Aadhar has been a debatable topic since its inception and concerns over data protection and failure of authentication still persists. As the Chief Executive Officer of Unique Identification Authority of India, Dr Ajay Bhushan Pandey has been at the centre of the data security debate. In this edition of the Idea Exchange, he insists that […]

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11 lakh PAN cards deactivated

In a bid to put a check on the huge number of fake PAN cards across the country, Government of India deactivated as many as 11.44 lakh PAN cards by July this year. According to government rules, it is illegal for a person to keep more than one PAN number under his/ her name and […]

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