Need for robust law to protect citizens sensitive information, says Supreme Court during Aadhaar hearing
The Supreme Court asked the UIDAI about the safeguards to restrain private entities, involved in Aadhaar authentication, from parting with it.
The SC bench said that since the matter would have implications on financial institutions, it would create a huge problem of compliance if the deadline was extended at the last moment.
Justice Chandrachud, who is part of the five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, lost his cool after not getting a satisfactory reply to his query.
The much-awaited bill on data protection -- being drafted by a committee of experts headed by Justice BN Srikrishna (retd) -- is likely to be ready by March.
You share data with firms to get insurance but you have a problem when government asks: SC bench at Aadhaar hearing
This prompted senior advocate Shyam Divan to point out that people voluntarily gave such inputs to private insurance or mobile companies.
The petitioners' counsel pointed out three issues as the Aadhaar matter was being argued before five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court.
Besides the challenge to the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act, the constitution benches, the composition of which has not been uploaded so far on the apex court's website.