Supreme Court anxious over misuse of Aadhaar data.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said there was a need for a “robust” law to protect sensitive information of citizens and asked the UIDAI about the safeguards to restrain private entities, involved in Aadhaar authentication, from parting with it.

A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked Ajay Bhushan Pandey, the CEO of UIDAI, about the safeguards employed to restrain private entities from parting with sensitive information of citizens for commercial gains while conducting the authentication of Aadhaar
The Apex Court on 27.03.2018 while expressing concern over the possible misuse of Aadhaar authentication data collected by private companies for commercial use said that UIDAI safety measures in place may not be adequate to deal with the difficulty as India does not have any data protection law yet .

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