India’s Supreme Court has placed a cease order on the national Indian government concerning the use of Aadhaar data. Last week, the Court barred the country’s Election Commission from linking electoral data to the Aadhaar system until the greater question of privacy and the use of the biometric system itself is settled.
In July, BiometricUpdate.com reported that India’s government asked the court to reconsider all Supreme Court judgments over the past two decades that define privacy as a constitutional right. The government is seeking to eliminate the notion of privacy being conceived as a fundamental right bestowed by the country’s constitution, in order to extend the Aadhaar system to myriad government programs. ∞∞∞∞∞ CLICK HERE FOR MORE »»»»