Government will remain open to any suggestions in Aadhaar-based privacy framework

Vastavam web: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government will remain open to any suggestions for improving the privacy framework surrounding Aadhaar.Jaitley further said that the issue of ‘right to privacy’ was “hopefully” settled by the Supreme Court judgement.”And therefore no government of the day should ever look at it from an adversarial point of view,” Jaitley said.

The minister said that Aadhaar was an evolving idea and he is “quite certain” that the last word on Aadhaar hasn’t been said as yet.The government would always remain open for any further improvements which strengthen Aadhar, he said.”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,” Jaitley said.Jaitley pointed out that curb on linkages through Aadhaar has led to huge savings for the government.