Chennai: With BJP as the ruling party in Centre and majority other states various reforms, developments such as Triple Talaq bill, Article 370 revoked in Kashmir and many more can be witnessed.
Aadhar linking was introduced in Money bill suddenly making it mandatory to link your Aadhar to anything and anything, a move the ruling government implied is compulsory to keep all anti-social elements in check, little did they pay notice to the safety of this data collected from crores of Indians.
As soon as linking Aadhar was made mandatory, Aadhar information leak was reported from many states raising the security concerns of crores of Indians finally the Apex Court stepped in to contain the situation.
But now as it turns out, the government wants the users to link their social media profiles with their Aadhaar details, News18 reports.
According to sources the Tamil Nadu government’s idea has been challenged by Facebook, which also owns other popular social networks Instagram as well as messaging apps WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
Since then, Facebook has moved the Supreme Court of India to transfer the pending petitions to the apex court while the Tamil Nadu government insisted linking Aadhar with your social media profiles is essential to combat, trace malicious posts, posts that incite violence, people that disturb peace and harmony on social media platforms.
The Supreme Court of India has since issued notices to the Government of India, the Commissioner of Police, the State of Tamil Nadu and social network companies including Twitter and Google.
Things that could go wrong if this becomes law?
As plausible as it may sound, for discussion’s sake, keeping aside all the legality and the ethics of such a move, linking every social media account with the Aadhaar number does reveal your identity, face and all other details which we may want to keep confidential apart from this move is a violation of our privacy as this can be done.
This move can go in favour of the Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements are standard for, and enforced to the fullest, in the case of banking apps, mobile wallets and even for mobile connections as social media is a completely different platform accesses by billions of people globally- we are talking about cyber crime and all other crimes that can proved to be fatal.
Keeping all this in mind, Facebook argued before the court that any mandatory linking requirement for of Aadhaar or any other identity document issued by the government goes against the guidelines of the Constitution Bench in the Aadhaar case.