Aadhaar project

Blundering along, dangerously

Print edition : April 28, 2017

Queuing up for registration at a booth set up for the UID project at Patancheru in Medak district, Telangana, on March 30, 2010. Photo: NAGARA GOPAL

Nandan Nilekani, as Chairman of UIDAI, with its newly launched logo at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on April 26, 2010. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

The Aadhaar project’s headlong push towards “total” enrolment of Indian citizens threatens the privacy of individuals on an unprecedented scale, while its patchy biometric system acts as a tool of denial for the most vulnerable. Meanwhile, the UID chugs along, regardless, fuelled by the avarice of private interests who seek to cash in on citizen data.
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