‘Puttaswamy v Union of India  was not just another Judgment on privacy. It was really about securing the idea that people are free in this country. That freedom is something we have to continue fighting for—no right is ever given [to the people],’ said Usha Ramanathan, human rights activist, scholar, and one of the first voices to sound the alarm on Aadhaar-related privacy issues a few years ago. Ramanathan was speaking at Privacy Supreme, an event organised by the Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) in Bengaluru on Saturday. Sharing the stage with journalist and former head of Amnesty International India Aakar Patel, the discussion revolved around how the Right to Privacy has evolved in India five years after the landmark Supreme Court Judgment was issued on August 24th, 2017. ‘What was remarkable about Puttaswamy was that it linked privacy to the idea of…
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