“There is no need for an Aadhaar card whatsoever. This is a solution in search of a problem. And it is completely unthought out, very poor system designed if I may say so,” says Maj. Gen. (Retd) S.G. Vombatkere, one of the petitioners who has challenged the Aadhaar Ordinance, now Aadhaar Amendment Act, before the Supreme Court. His is the writ petition that the Supreme Court has sought to include in the Facebook transfer petition case in which Facebook wants four petitions which deal(t) with Aadhaar-social media linkage in three high courts to be transferred to the Supreme Court. In a conversation with MediaNama, Vombatkere explained why general surveillance of the Indian population through traceability is a bad idea, the lack of cybersecurity in India, and why he opposes Aadhaar. 'Traceability is a violation of privacy' On how traceability is…
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