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Truth vs Hype: Who is afraid of Unique ID?


Nandan Nilekani

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The Nandan Nilekani led- Unique ID project has enrolled more than 100 million Indians. They say this will give them not just an identity, but take India closer to a social revolution. And for a while, largely because of immense goodwill that Nandan enjoyed, people ignored the voices of civil society groups that say violates privacy, or that it’s going to replace subsidies with cash. But now, those voices have grown louder. More worryingly for Nilekani, the home ministry says the data is flawed. And a standing committee of Parliament says it’s a project without direction. This week, on Truth vs Hype, an on the ground investigation: is Aadhaar a nuisance or an opportunity? And more to the point – does it have a future?



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  2. […] Truth vs Hype: Who is afraid of Unique ID? ( Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInDiggStumbleUponTumblrPrintEmailRedditLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. Leave a Comment by kracktivist on March 24, 2012  •  Permalink Posted in Advocacy, Announcements, Health Care, Human Rights, Justice, Kractivism, Law Tagged Aaadhar, Asia, discrimination, Government, Health care, Human Rights, India, Nandan Nilekani, National Medical Journal of India, Nilekani, Osama Bin Laden, Privacy, Public health, Right to Privacy, UID, UIDAI, Unique Identification Authority of India […]

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