Govt to analyse impact of SC Aadhaar order: IT minister

Law and I-T Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. PTI file photo

Law and I-T Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that the Centre will hold an interministerial consultation to study the impact of the Supreme Court judgement on Aadhaar and action is likely to be taken thereafter.

"The government will take a comprehensive view as to what is doable and required to be done. Obviously, this will require interministerial consultation at the highest level," Prasad said. 

The respective department will study the judgment and analyse its impact. Following which the government will come to structured view, the minister said.

To a question on whether individuals can get their Aadhaar details deleted from the database of bank and telecom companies, the minister said that there are enough security safeguards already in place in the act to prevent misuse of the data collected by private entities.

If private companies collected Aadhaar for authentication, they should maintain sanctity of that storage. Any misuse of that will punishable with 3 years imprisonment and 10 lakh in fine, the minister said. 

 

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