This is a record of the proceedings in the Supreme Court bench hearings on the Constitutional validity of Aadhaar. You may read the previous days here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5 Senior Advocate Shyam Divan continued presenting the case of the petitioners with a clarification on a previous point on the Registered Device Id and IP and the surveillance implications of recording both with every authentication transaction. He handed over a note and a screenshot of his own phone as an illustration of his arguments. Justice Sikri remarked that he was aware of these possibilities. Shyam Divan stressed that the registered device was the reason for the traceability and said that this (recording of registered devices and IPs used for authenticating transactions) established the enabling of surveillance and asserted that the Court had no alternative to striking down the…
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