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Does The Data Security Risk Of A Billion Indians Handing Over Biometric Information Outweigh The Benefits?

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"But some say Nilekani grossly overestimates the savings. “It’s a lie—most of the de-duplication that the government claims has been dealt with without the use of Aadhaar,” says agricultural economist R. Ramakumar from Mumbai’s Tata Institute of Social Sciences. List-based de-duplication—getting officials to “sit with the local data to identify who came from the same address”—was reported to be 15 to 20 times more effective than Aadhaar-based de-duplication, Ramakumar says, citing a 2016 study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, a Canada-based research organization."

News Agency: 
Newsweek
Publication Date: 
Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 10:00
News Url: 
http://www.newsweek.com/2017/09/15/data-security-india-biometric-data-benefits-surveillance-659029.html