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, Day 6., Day 7. Kapil Sibal continued to present the case, clarifying that he had meant that Section 8 (3)(c) is 'completely wrongly drafted' with respect to "alternatives", because for authentication, according to definition, there is no scope for alternatives. Some discussion followed with Justices Sikri and Khanwilkar thinking there may be alternatives, Justice Bhushan suggesting that they may be for verifying rather than authenticating, Justice Chandrachud thinking the act contemplates something else, other than demographic and biometric information as identity and Mr. Sibal explaining the problems with "one nation, one identity" but they agreed that this line of argument was more political than legal and moved on. Mr. Sibal submitted that Israel is the only other country in which even a remotely similar central id system exists. To a query by Justice Sikri, he explained that we are more than our Aadhaar numbers. Brief levity ensured when Justice Chandrachud quipped that he was yet to get over 8 (3)(c). Mr. Sibal presented the different ways of authenticating - Biometric, Demographic and using an OTP. Mr. Sibal explained that most jurisdictions with an implementation of biometrics have the biometrics encrypted in a smart card so that they can't be stolen. He clarified that he was not questioning a policy decision, but the constitutionality of the method of storage…
- Net neutrality rules set to be reintroduced in the US September 28, 2023
- Fact Check Amendment Makes Platforms Judge Whether to Take Content Down: Lawyers Argue Before Bombay HC September 28, 2023
- Epic Games appeals Apple App Store verdict at US Supreme Court September 28, 2023
- Writers Guild of America succeeds at limiting the use of AI in film and TV writing September 28, 2023
- Special Newsletter: MarketsNama – September Edition September 28, 2023
MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.
Factors like Indus not charging developers any commission for in-app payments and antitrust orders issued by India's competition regulator against Google could contribute to...
Is open-sourcing of AI, and the use cases that come with it, a good starting point to discuss the responsibility and liability of AI?...
RBI Deputy Governor Rabi Shankar called for self-regulation in the fintech sector, but here's why we disagree with his stance.
Straw man fallacy: IT Ministers’ defence of government exemptions in data protection law misses the point
Both the IT Minister and the IT Minister of State have chosen to avoid the actual concerns raised, and have instead defended against lesser...
The Central Board of Film Certification found power outside the Cinematograph Act and came to be known as the Censor Board. Are OTT self-regulating...
Please subscribe to MediaNama. Don't share prints and PDFs.
You May Also Like
Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...
135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...
Twitter takes down tweets from MP, MLA, editor criticising handling of pandemic upon government request
By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...