However, these plans could get derailed if the Supreme Court decides to grant an interim stay on mandatory linking of Aadhaar. “There is no stay from the Supreme Court as on December 7, 2017 on Aadhaar and its linking to various services,” stated the press release. Rahul Matthan, partner at Trilegal, welcomed the centre’s proposal to extend the deadlines for mandatory linking. The government had constituted a 10-member committee of experts, headed by former Supreme Court justice B.N. Srikrishna, to study various issues relating to data protection and make specific suggestions on the principles to be considered for data protection as well as suggest a draft data protection bill.