25 Aug Indian Supreme Court Rules Privacy is a Fundamental Right
In a landmark verdict made last Thursday, India’s Supreme Court has ruled that Article 21 of India’s constitution guarantees citizens right to privacy.
In a case that ran for years, the court composed of nine judges overturned earlier rulings which stated that privacy isn’t a fundamental right.
The ruling is considered to be a big blow to the Aadhaar, the country’s universal identification program, which has been panned for collecting excessive amounts of personal data. Critics also said that the program can be used to create a surveillance state.