AT THE HEARING
Aadhaar programme enables surveillance, would be envy of countries such as North Korea
Linking Aadhaar with every aspect of life amounts to "aggregation" of data as some kind of "digital dictatorship"
Reports have uncovered details of starvation deaths due to the programme excluding them
KEY BENCH OBSERVATIONS
This programme is not just the envy of North Korea but also the World Bank
Agree that part of Aadhaar law allowing private parties to seek biometric details needs looking into
Is it possible for the court to maintain a balance?
Profiling of people and their private affairs cannot be allowed