Supreme Court today said that UIDAI, Unique Identification Authority of India cannot share its data with other agencies. The court said that Aadhaar could not be mandatory for public services and any order thing that Aadhaar is mandatory must be withdrawn.
The Aadhaar UID Card is a unique identification card created by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in collaboration with the government of India to make a universally accepted form of identification for all permanent residents of India. The Economist article "Reform by Numbers" says, "...India is rapidly building the world's biggest, most advanced, biometric database of personal identities".
The UID card will help simplify the process of obtaining a bank account, a passport, a driving license, and more. The UIDAI ensures the authenticity of every UID card by requiring people requesting a Uid card to provide proper documentation to ensure no fraud takes place. The biometric data taken/used includes an Iris scan, 10 fingerprint scan, and facial recognition scan.