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Constitutional Validity of Aadhaar, Day 10: “Consent is illusory”

This is a record of the proceedings in the Supreme Court bench hearings on Feb 13, 2018 on the Constitutional validity of Aadhaar. You may read the previous days here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9 Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal continued his arguments on behalf of the petitioners by reading out the definition and purpose of a biometric database from the National ID law of Israel. He pointed out the voluntary nature and consent of the ID cards handed to the residents. (The new IBI Regulations on June 1, 2017 make facial recognition information and fingerprints from which biometric data was derived mandatory for the issuance of an identification document. Facial recognition data is saved in a special biometric database, but if the individual does not consent to storing fingerprints, the fingerprint…

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