Even though marriage may be a union of souls, a judgment of the Karnataka High Court makes it clear that the right to privacy trumps all rights and all Aadhaar information cannot be demanded by a spouse
The first advice by UIDAI, through a press release, was that an Aadhaar-user should not share the photocopy with any organisation as it could lead to misuse. In less than 24 hours, MEITY advised Aadhaar users to practice “normal prudence” in sharing information.
The Supreme Court was told that the Central government had not come up with a solution on providing rations to migrant workers who did not have ration cards. The case is from 2020 when migrant labourers were forced to walk to their villages after the nationwide lockdown without any rations.
The government’s new Aarogya Setu app and its directive to make it mandatory for people in all workplaces have stirred a hornet’s nest due to privacy issues and fears that it could be used as a surveillance tool eventually.