Gizmodo Australia: Supreme Court Restricts India’s Colossal Biometric Database

Gizmodo Australia: Supreme Court Restricts India’s Colossal Biometric Database. “India’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the country’s sweeping biometric database does not violate privacy rights. But the panel of five judges did decide to place restrictions on the program, according to The Times of India. Under the Aadhaar system, all citizens, residents and visiting workers of India — an estimated 1.2 billion people — are virtually required to provide iris scans and fingerprints to the government so they can receive a unique 12-digit identity code.”

Business Insider: India’s social media monitoring plan worries Supreme Court

Business Insider: India’s social media monitoring plan worries Supreme Court. “A government plan to monitor social media could turn India into a ‘surveillance state’, the Supreme Court was cited as saying on Friday as it asked the government to respond to such worries within two weeks, a lawyer involved in the case said.”

Bar & Bench: SC directs Google et al to put in place in-house mechanism to remove search results on pre-natal sex determination

From Bar & Bench, in India: SC directs Google et al to put in place in-house mechanism to remove search results on pre-natal sex determination. “The Supreme Court of India today directed Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to set up an in-house mechanism to remove online search results, which has ‘potential to go counter’ to Section 22 of the Pre-Conception & Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994 (Act).”