4 min read.Updated: 27 Sep 2018, 11:51 PM ISTLivemint
The Supreme Court has recognized its benefits, but also pushed back against its mission creep
Retired Justice K.S. Puttaswamy has provided a rich vein of jurisprudence for future courts to mine. His petition in 2012 was the foundation of the Supreme Court’s (SC’s) recognizing a fundamental right to privacy last year and reading down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code earlier this month. Now, it has led the SC—in what is in many ways is a sequel to the right to privacy judgement—to finally sign off on the Aadhaar programme, albeit a truncated version.