All plans to monetize biometric data now failed: Singhvi
"Slap on BJP's face. Justice Sikri judgment strikes down Section 57 of Aadhaar Act, 2016, which says private body/corporates can seek Aadhaar data. All plans to monetize biometric data now fail," Singhvi tweeted.
Hailing SC's move to disallow metadata to be stored in the current form, he said, "If a person's information is to be released, he/she shall have an opportunity to be heard."
Singhvi praises the way SC came to the decision
SC rightly appreciated brilliant idea in origin; protected its core; promoted its development eliminated its flotsam jetsam. SC brilliantly threw out #bjp#modi accumulated dirty bathwater and saved the baby. Org intent of UPA ie to give identity 2 marginalised ppl now shines.
The five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said Aadhaar is meant to help benefits reach marginalized sections of society and takes into account the dignity of people not only from the personal but also from community point of view.
It said Aadhaar serves a bigger public interest, adding Aadhaar means unique and it's better to be unique than be the best.