Over the period of time, the meaning of privacy has changed; but that does not mean it is a dynamic term, just that it needs a dynamic interpretation of law. Many countries have recognised the Right to Privacy as their constitutional right. The scope of Privacy is limited.
The U.S. Supreme Court claims that there are two different dimensions to privacy: both control over information about oneself and control over one’s ability to make certain important type of decisions. The scope of privacy is ever changing and can never be brought under a curtain at any point of time as the human concepts differ even within our own homes, and this is the challenge faced by the legislation and the courts. Over the ages, the Supreme Court of India has articulated an implicit right to privacy derived from the language set out in Article 21 of the Constitution. However, India does not have a separate and specific legislation that explicitly recognizes the right to privacy and sets out the contours of its applicability.
Aadhaar, which is now made mandatory for availing social benefits, has been controversial since its very inception. For the common citizen, privacy was already put at stake when they submitted their identity information to the UIDAI. However, it may be granted that the bill does attempt to address some of the concerns that had arisen about privacy.