Aadhar

  1. Aadhaar – Identity without Consent, Control or Security

    The Central Government notified certain sections of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 (‘the Act’) last month. As of now, only the sections setting out the establishment, powers and functions of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) have been brought into force. Read More

  2. CCG analyses on the Criminal Defamation ruling

    Written by Nakul Nayak Since the Supreme Court’s May 13th ruling on the constitutionality of criminal defamation laws in India, CCG has come out with two op-eds on the shortcomings of the judgment. In today’s Indian Express, Chinmayi Arun (Executive Director of CCG) raises important questions surrounding the implications of… Read More

  3. Aadhaar (the Larger Bench): Day I

    Written By Joshita Pai The 5 judge bench this afternoon commenced with the Aadhaar hearing after reference from the Supreme Court on the issues of existence of privacy as a constitutional right and on clarifications of the interim order issued on 11th of August. The bench… Read More

  4. Aadhar: the Past and the Future

    By Joshita Pai & Sarvjeet Singh The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was set up under the chairmanship of Mr. Nandan Nilekani in 2009 by an executive notification to generate and assign unique identification numbers to residents. After persistent protests asserting that a project, which requires collection… Read More

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