Biometric data

Huge concerns

Print edition : April 28, 2017

People waiting to enrol for Aadhaar at a centre at Beeramguda in Medak district, Telangana. A file picture. Photo: Mohd. Arif

Collecting biometric data at a National Population Register centre at Tiruvottiyur in Chennai. A file phtograph. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

It has been mathematically proved that the unique identification number need not be unique at all. Besides, the way biometric data of the country’s huge population are collected, handled and stored gives rise to serious concerns about the citizen’s privacy and the country’s security.
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