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Centre must have Aadhaar-like secrecy for NRC data, says SC

DNMUM441179 | 8/14/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :426 | India



The classified data pertaining to Assam’s revised National Register of Citizens (NRC) shall get a highly secured, multi-layered security apparatus akin to Aadhaar data which shall be put in place by the Centre before the final NRC list is put out on August 31.
This direction from the Supreme Court came on a report prepared by the Assam NRC Coordinator Pratik Hajela who apprehended possible leakage of the data after some portions of the list to be released on August 31 was revealed in the state assembly.
Dealing with the concern flagged by Hajela, a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice RF Nariman said, “We direct that an appropriate regime be enacted on lines similar to the security regime provided for Aadhaar data. Onl
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