Delhi HC issues notice in Shamnad Basheer’s plea seeking damages for Aadhaar data leaks

Aditi Singh reports:

The Delhi High Court today issued notice to Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and the Central government in a plea seeking damages for Aadhaar data leaks.

The respondents were granted six weeks’ time to file their replies in the matter.

A Division Bench of  Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Anu Malhotra was hearing a public interest litigation filed by Prof. Shamnad Basheer.

In his petition, Basheer contended that the instances of Aadhaar data leaks have resulted in a breach of the fundamental Right to Privacy as guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution, and as affirmed in Justice KS Puttaswamy v Union of India. 

Read more on Bar & Bench. This could be a very impactful case and is one to watch.  It returns to court on November 19.

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