India’s Supreme court rules Aadhaar ID program doesn’t violate privacy rights



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Over the past few years, numerous activists, technologists, and legal experts in India have railed against Aadhaar – the country’s unique identification program for citizens – citing concerns of privacy, overreach, and problematic implementation. Sadly, they’ve been dealt a blow today, as the country’s Supreme ruled that Aadhaar is indeed constitutional and valid. The five-judge bench, which ruled in favor of Aadhaar by 4-1, said that the ID empowers the marginalized section of the society, and it doesn’t violate citizens’ privacy. The ruling follows last year’s landmark declaration from the top court, which stated that Indians have a fundamental right…

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