Friday, July 21, 2017

Why I’m holding off on getting my Aadhaar number for as long as possible

While India is trying to get to grips with the notion of privacy as a fundamental right for its citizens, it’s simultaneously charging forward with its program to document all 1.3 billion people in a biometric database called Aadhaar, and enforcing the accompanying unique ID to things like your bank account and mobile phone numbers. The trouble is, Aadhaar isn’t nearly as secure as it needs to be. Rights advocates have screamed themselves hoarse about the dangers of creating a nationwide database that infringes on privacy, and becomes a massive target for hackers without a clear reason for the system…

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