Catch ‘Aadhaar’ Man Nandan Nilekani This Week on Virtuosity
New Delhi, March 31, 2017: As the government expands the scope of Aadhaar card, the fear of the misuse of this unique identification number for state surveillance and infringement of privacy is widespread.
This week onVirtuosity, Vir Sanghvi speaks to Nandan Nilekani who set up the UniqueIdentification Authority of India (UIDAI). He defends the concept ofmaking the Aadhaar card mandatory and rebuts the charges against it.
Nilekaniclaims that Aadhaar card controversy is a deliberate attempt at misinformationand is ideologically motivated. He asserts that the biometricdata collected for Aadhaar is entirely safe and no leak has been reported inthe past 7 years.
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