Privacy fundamental right but with reasonable restrictions, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Updated On : 24 Aug , 2017 , 05:15 PM
Privacy not independent fundamental right, has reasonable restrictions, says Ravi Shankar Prasad (ANI photo)
Privacy not independent fundamental right, has reasonable restrictions, says Ravi Shankar Prasad (ANI photo)
New Delhi:

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad reacting to Supreme Court’s historic verdict said the Centre government is of the view that “Right to Privacy is a fundamental right but it is not an independent fundamental right; it is subject to reasonable restrictions.”

Supreme Court on Thursday while hearing the petitions against Centre's Aadhaar Act upheld Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right for every citizen of India, the verdict is seen as a major setback for the BJP-led Centre government which had argued that privacy is not a fundamental right.

Here are the top quotes of Ravi Shankar Prasad on landmark judgement:

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# Right to Privacy is a fundamental right but it is not an independent fundamental right; it is subject to reasonable restrictions.

# On behalf of the Government of India, Attorney General also argued that Right to Privacy is a part of Fundamental Rights with reasonable restrictions.

# The Supreme Court has taken note of the Committee formed by the Govt on data protection.

# Our Government stands committed to the principles enunciated by the Supreme Court.

# The Aadhaar Act puts in place a tough ecosystem for disclosure of individual data.

# Aadhaar is a technology marvel and completely safe&secure.

# Aadhaar during UPA regime had no protection of the law. We made Aadhaar law and provided the legal framework for the protection of data.

First Published : Thursday, August 24, 2017 04:40 PM
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