SC defers Facebook's Aadhaar-social media linkage matter for Sept 24
Friday, September 13, 2019, 1:15 PM
The Supreme Court on Friday deferred the Aadhaar-social media linkage matter concerning Facebook for September 24. Asking the government for its stance on the matter and stressing that the matter needs to be decided as early as possible, justice Deepak Gupta said the court may give more time if the union of India is considering framing something in the near future.
Must Balance Privacy With Governance Needs: Top Court On Facebook's Plea
Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 8:46 PM
There has to be a balance between data privacy and how much information the government needs to check crime, the Supreme Court said while hearing Facebook's request that all cases in different states related to demands for linking Aadhaar to social-media accounts be clubbed together and heard by the top court. Facebook and WhatsApp asked that all petitions be transferred to the Supreme Court.
Linking Aadhaar to Social Media Profile: SC Issues Notice to Centre
Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 6:00 PM
The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to Centre, Twitter, Google and YouTube over a plea filed by Facebook that the apex court should transfer to itself, pleas pending in High Courts across the country seeking interlinking of Aadhaar database with social media profiles for authentication of identity. The matter will next be heard on September 13.