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From Aadhaar to LGBT rights: Impact of SC's Right to Privacy judgment

Lawyers say the judgment will also have an impact on a ban on the consumption of beef in many states

Reuters  |  New Delhi | Mumbai 

India's Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Thursday that individual privacy is a fundamental right, a verdict that will impact everything from the way companies handle personal data to the roll-out of the world's largest biometric ID card programme. A nine-member bench of India's Supreme Court announced the ruling in a major setback for the Narendra Modi-led government, which argued that privacy was not a fundamental right protected by the Constitution. The court ordered that two earlier rulings by large benches that said privacy was not fundamental in 1954 and 1962 ...

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First Published: Fri, August 25 2017. 08:53 IST