Aadhaar Information Leak Can Affect Ballot Consequence, Says Supreme Court docket

Aadhaar Data Leak Can Influence Poll Outcome, Says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court docket has stated Aadhaar knowledge can be utilized for business functions.

New Delhi:  A leak of Aadhaar knowledge can affect the end result of an election, the Supreme Court docket stated in the present day, expressing its issues concerning the difficulty amid the massive controversy over the unlawful use of Fb knowledge within the US elections. The court docket, which final week stated there was an opportunity that Aadhaar knowledge of 1.three billion Indians might be misused, was persevering with its exploration of the topic. It drew a pointy response from the Aadhaar authority UIADI, who stated “Aadhaar knowledge is just not an atom bomb”.”The actual apprehension is the information obtainable can affect the electoral consequence of a rustic… whether or not democracy can survive if Aadhaar knowledge is used to affect the electoral consequence,” stated Justice DY Chandrachud, who was a part of a five-judge bench listening to a clutch of 27 petitions that questioned the validity of Aadhaar, flagged privateness points and knowledge leak.

Asserting that the “issues are usually not symptomatic however actual,” Justice Chandrachud requested what have been the “nature of the safeguards” obtainable within the absence of an information safety legislation.

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