After SC verdict, private firms wanting to still use Aadhaar look to govt

Legal experts claim introducing a law to bypass the SC directive may not be possible given the court's stern stance

Mayank Jain New Delhi
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Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

Even as the Supreme Court (SC) disallowed the use of Aadhaar authentication services by the private sector, companies in the fintech business have voiced their concern on the order. 
Companies argue that without Aadhaar authentication, their businesses will get disrupted and the government needs to think about a legislation that reinstates their ability to ask for Aadhaar.
In the majority judgement penned by Justice A K Sikri on his own behalf and on behalf of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar, the SC said that Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, which allows private companies to use Aadhaar authentication services, is unconstitutional as it fails the test of "proportionality doctrine".  

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First Published: Sep 26 2018 | 7:30 PM IST

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