Sucheta Dalal :Aadhaar: SC Infuses a Dose of Reality
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Aadhaar: SC Infuses a Dose of Reality  

October 1, 2013

Will UID now be open to a debate on privacy and security issues?

Sucheta Dalal

The Supreme Court’s stay order of 23rd September on the implementation of Aadhaar has provided much needed relief to people who were being forced to avail of this biometric identity due to backdoor government mandates for access to essential facilities and services such as gas cylinders, registration of birth, property and marriages, salaries in municipal schools and even admission to schools. It has also triggered a discussion on this expensive and dangerous experiment with people’s biometric identifiers (iris scan and fingerprints), under the guise of delivering economic benefits to poor people who do not have an identity.

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-- Sucheta Dalal