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Daily Dashboard | Supreme Court warns Indian government on connecting Aadhaar with social media Related reading: Are companies using semantics to get around CCPA's 'sale' provision?


India's Supreme Court has heard from social media platforms on the possibility of the government linking the country's Aadhaar identification system to social media accounts, The Economic Times reports. After hearing pleas from Facebook and WhatsApp, Justice Deepak Gupta said such a connection would infringe on citizens' privacy, adding that the court will eventually have to balance fundamental rights to privacy and security. Talk of the grouping of Aadhaar and social media accounts together began when Attorney General KK Venugopal opined that such a move would boost preventative measures against crime and terrorism. The court will take more responses from stakeholders before a hearing on the matter Sept. 13.
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