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Aadhar case:SC asks govt to specify measure for ensuring safety of data

Team SoOLEGAL 28 Mar 2018 11:08am

Aadhar case:SC asks govt to specify measure for ensuring safety of data

New Delhi : In the ongoing Aadhar case the SC asked what steps the govt has taken to ensure the safety of the data collected. It also asked the steps it has taken to stop the data being used  by private enterprises for commercial purposes. Incidentally the govt has extended the deadline to June 30 for linking the Aadhar card with welfare schemes to avail subsidies and benefits under various Centre and state-sponsored programmes.

 Ajay Bhushan Pandey UIDAI CEO made a presentation to SC bench .In his presentation he said that 88% of Aadhaar-holders had been successfully authenticated. The bench grilled Pandey on issue of privacy and the safety of data.Pandey did his best to assure the bench of the safety aspect but did admit no security is full proof. To a question from the bench on whether biometric data was being shared, he clarified that personal information is shared with banks through e-kyc without biometric data. He added that biometric data is not shared with anyone.

Senior advocate KV Vishwanathan, arguing for the petitioners, urged the bench to extend the deadline saying the number of people left out of the system was too high. This was strongly opposed by govt counsel .He said there has been not even a single case of denial of benefit because of lack of Aadhar linking.

Arguments in the case continue.

 

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Tagged: UIDAI   SC   Aadhar card  
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