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Privacy a fundamental right, says SC: All you need to know about the issue

Why is right to privacy significant? Will it have a bearing on Aadhaar? All your questions answered

BASELINE ISSUES: Villagers crowd inside an Aadhaar enrolment centre in Rajasthan Photo: Reuters
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BASELINE ISSUES: Villagers crowd inside an Aadhaar enrolment centre in Rajasthan. Photo: Reuters

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The Supreme Court on Thursday held that the right to privacy is a fundamental right and is an integral part of the right to life and liberty.

The ruling by a nine-judge bench headed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar will have a bearing on the challenge to the validity of the Aadhaar scheme on the grounds of its violating the right to privacy.

What is privacy? What is information privacy? What is right to privacy?

The Oxford dictionary defines privacy as “a state in which one is not observed or disturbed by other people” or “the state of being

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First Published: Aug 24 2017 | 11:20 AM IST

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