This is a record of the proceedings in the Supreme Court bench hearings on the Constitutional validity of Aadhaar, which began on Feb 13, 2018. You may read the previous days' proceedings here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, Day 13, Day 14, Day 15, Day 16., Day 17, Day 18, Day 19, Day 20, Day 2, Day 22, Day 23, Day 24 and Day 25. Attorney General, K.K Venugopal resumed his submissions explaining retrospective saving of Acts. He said Section 59 of the Aadhaar act provides retrospective effect. he cited cases to show that a particular action can be validated by a subsequent Act, as it happened in the case of Aadhaar. The AG read out the third version of the Aadhaar enrollment form and said it's free and voluntary and has provisions for taking informed consent. Justice Chandrachud said that the first two forms did not have any reference to biometrics. It was only inserted in the third form. The AG argued that the first two forms were hardly used because the government had only mandated enrollment of 1cr individuals. The AG said that the CBI had gone to Bombay high court to obtain biometrics in connection of a rape when UIDAI refused to provide biometric data, as the data cannot be shared without the individual's consent. The AG read out from Justice Chandrachud's part of the Puttaswamy judgement about "reasonable expectation of privacy". He said that the state has no interest in collection of biometrics except for…
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