India's digital Universal ID program is deeply flawed, say critics

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  1. mood

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    India's digital Universal ID program is deeply flawed, say critics
    Using electricity-reliant technology in the hinterland is just one big problem amongst many say observers.
    But the government doesn't seem to care.

    July 2, 2018
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/indias-digital-universal-id-program-is-deeply-flawed-say-critics/
     
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    India desperately needs a delayed data privacy law
    July 27, 2018
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/india-desperately-needs-a-delayed-data-privacy-law/
     
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    The "arrogant, head-in-the sand attitude and inability to keep private data secure" seems to me to be a feature of ID and surveillance schemes inflicted by government departments. The UK's Home Office is disastrous in that respect, but then it's Someone Else's Problem.

    I loved the statement by Aadhar officials on the previous breach: “Mere display of demographic information cannot be misused without biometrics,” They just love the "it's only metadata" mantra, probably associated with the "if you've got nothing to hide" drivel.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/indian-aadhaar-data-available-for-500-rs.399389/
     
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    It's my impression that India's a lot like China in some ways. There's a mix of accepting corruption as normal business practice, and being too polite (or frightened) to complain when stuff falls apart.
     
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    India’s Biometric Database Is Creating A Perfect Surveillance State — And U.S. Tech Companies Are On Board
    August 25, 2018
    https://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/india-aadhuar-tech-companies_us_5b7ebc53e4b0729515109fd0
     
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    I wonder why the mass media tends to focus on China as the human-rights devil. India isn't that far behind, it seems. There's less censorship, for sure. But there's the same argument that surveillance is necessary to maintain social harmony, right?
     
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    Rajya Sabha passes Aadhaar amendment Bill, allows to file complaint in case of security breach
    With the passage of the Bill, the people are now allowed to file complaints in cases of impersonation or disclosure of their identity
    July 13, 2019
    https://www.indiatoday.in/india/sto...in-case-of-security-breach-1568365-2019-07-13
     
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