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A Billion Indian Identities and More at Stake in Privacy Case

  • Court considering legal basis of biometric ID program
  • Microsoft, Samsung are those with Aadhaar-linked products
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India's Top Court Hears Privacy Case

India’s top court is considering whether privacy is a fundamental right of every citizen in a case that could have implications for the country’s biometric identity program and a slew of global technology companies.

Activists, lawyers and politicians have challenged the government over the legal basis of the program known as Aadhaar, with the Supreme Court in New Delhi to decide if the system should be thrown out or modified.