Union Finance Minister of India, Arun Jaitley, had said today that the government shall stay open to all suggestions that are to improve the privacy framework that surrounds Aadhaar.
The Union finance minister of India Mr. Arun Jaitley had said on Saturday said that the government will stay being open to suggestions to improve the privacy framework that surrounded Aadhar.
Jaitley had further said that ‘right to privacy’ is an issue that is now settled by the judgement of Supreme Court.
While being in a book launch event, Mr Arun Jaitley had said, “I think if tomorrow you have a situation where either the court or somebody in public domain or Parliament suggests ways and means of strengthening that privacy as technologies evolve for further securing them…, this is something which is not adversarial at all. And therefore no government of the day should ever look at it from an adversarial point of view.”
The minister had said that the idea of Aadhar’ is evolving and now he feels sure that the last word on Aadhaar is not made yet.
The government is going to always remain open for any improvements thereafter which is going to strengthen Aadhar, Jaitley had said.
Jaitley had further added that, “Obviously you will have to make the adequate firewalls, but at the same time the larger public interest will always have to prevail over the individual’s personal interest. I am not going to say that what was done by this government was a step better than what was floated by the previous government.”
Jaitley had further added that there is an issue of ‘right to privacy’ will hopefully settle by the Supreme Court judgement, he said that the government will always remain open for the further improvements which will help in strengthening Aadhar.