The Supreme Court today gave its much-awaited verdict and upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhar card. 31 petitions had challenged the verdict citing violations to the right to privacy. 

According to the verdict by the 5 judge constitution bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Aadhar card is now not mandatory for opening bank accounts, linking of sim cards, school admissions and authentication by private authorities, as reported by Business Today.

The Supreme Court also stressed on the need to bring a data protection law soon. The clause allowing sharing of information in the name of national security has been struck down, and corporate bodies seeking information has been held unconstitutional.

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