Category: Aadhaar

Questions of Fact: India’s Aadhaar Matter and the Limits of the Supreme Court

In September 2018, the Supreme Court of India rendered its verdict in a landmark case with major implications for the Aadhaar biometric identification project as well as the application of right to privacy in India, but the Aadhaar Matter raises important questions about the shortcomings of the Supreme Court’s practice of judicial review. I had […]

Should Aadhaar be mandatory?

This article was originally published in Deccan Herald. This week, a constitutional bench of the Supreme Court will adjudicate on limited questions of stay orders in the Aadhaar case. After numerous attempts by the petitioners in the Aadhaar case, the court has agreed to hear this matter, just shy of the looming deadline of December […]

Privacy is not a unidimensional concept

This article was originally published in The Economic Times. Right to privacy is important not only for our negotiations with the information age but also to counter the transgressions of a welfare state. A robust right to privacy is essential for all citizens in India to defend their individual autonomy in the face of invasive […]

Analysis of key provisions of the Aadhaar Act regulations

This analysis was edited by Elonnai Hickok, and originally published on the Centre for Internet and Society’s Internet Governance blog. In exercise of their powers under of the powers conferred by Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016, (Aadhaar Act) the UIDAI has come out with a set of […]

The Aadhaar Act is not a money bill

This article was originally published on The Wire. While the authority of the Lok Sabha Speaker is final and binding, Jairam Ramesh’s writ petition may allow the Supreme Court to question an incorrect application of substantive principles. Since its introduction as a money bill in the Lok Sabha in the first week of March, the […]