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Why it is difficult for Data Protection Act to co-exist with Aadhaar Act

The Srikrishna Committee was constituted during the pendency of the hearings in the constitutional challenges to the validity of the UID project

Aadhaar: SC hears right to privacy case but there's much more at stake
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A villager goes through the process of a fingerprint scanner for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan. Photo: Reuters

Praavita | The Wire
Much like the finale of an exasperatingly long-drawn out TV series, the Srikrishna Committee submitted its final report to the law and IT minister on Friday. However, it appears that this emotionally and physically exhausting data privacy drama will be prolonged as the Aadhaar judgment isn’t out yet.

The Srikrishna Committee was constituted during the pendency of the hearings in the constitutional challenges to the validity of the UID project. The Union government had in fact stated during its submissions to the Supreme Court that it was setting up a committee and intended to introduce laws related to data protection

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First Published: Jul 30 2018 | 9:20 AM IST

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