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The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022, prima facie, fails to satisfy the tests laid down by the Supreme Court in the landmark decision in K.S. Puttaswamy (2017).
#CriminalProcedureIdentificationBill2022 #LokSabha #surveillance #privacymatters
The collection and processing of sensitive personal data such as biometric & biological samples for the purposes of identification do not, satisfy the test of proportionality.
The absence of any opportunity of hearing for persons refusing to allow their measurements to be taken highlights the failure to meet the State’s aim for promoting justice, as provided under Article 39A of the Constitution.
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Lok Sabha passes #CriminalProcedureIdentificationBill2022 that will allow police to collect biometrics of convicts

Opposition leaders raised concerns about the protection of the data that will be collected
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Bill is meant to ensure that police and investigators are two steps ahead of criminals.

“We have no intention of misusing the provisions of the Bill,” Shah said while replying to a debate on the Bill.
The [Criminal Procedure] Bill paves the way for India to become a surveillance state, Congress leader Manish Tewari said.

“It [the Bill] is also against the widely accepted dictum that everyone should be treated innocent unless proven guilty,” he said
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