Right to Privacy: State argues before nine-judge Constitution Bench

On third day of the hearing, the State argued that privacy can't be homogeneous, only certain aspects can qualify to be fundamental rights.

  1. The petitioners finished arguing and Attorney General K K Venugopal (KKV) starts with his submissions. He claims privacy is protected by other rights and it's a sociological concept like pursuit of happiness than a legal right; concedes that some aspects of privacy can qualify as fundamental rights but privacy should not be considered as homogeneous. Says information already in public domain can't be claimed under right to privacy; all information sought under Aadhaar is already in public domain through census, voter lists, and passport applications (biometrics). Judges say they are only concerned about whether privacy is a fundamental right, not whether Aadhaar infringes upon privacy or not. For earlier arguments by petitioners see our earlier post- bit.ly/2tY9rmL
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