Information gleaned from the admit-card breach can be further used to dig out even more sensitive information like Aadhaar card and bank details, a student found.
After the Supreme Court restricted the use of Aadhaar, documents show the Telangana government offered to help the Union govt build an intrusive citizen database modelled on the state's Samagram system.
Manoranjan Kumar, once a staunch supporter of the controversial National Social Registry, now fears its misuse by the government.
Documents obtained under RTI show the govt is planning to use Aadhaar to automatically track every single Indian – from who they marry, address changes, financial status – through the National Social Registry.
A notice sent to Hyderabad resident Mohd Sattar Khan clearly states he needs to bring documents to “prove all your claims of citizenship” during a hearing for the validity of his Aadhaar.
Municipal Corporations around India are forcing predominantly Dalit street sweepers to wear GPS-enabled efficiency trackers with no regard for ethics, privacy or data security.
The similarities of proposed or recently implemented digital identity programmes play themselves out across geographies, from Malaysia and the Philippines, to Kenya, Jamaica and Venezuela.
Although the SC order should have checked the proliferation of Aadhaar, unclear guidelines and misinformation mean that Indians may possibly be even worse off than earlier.
While new functionality to allow offline Aadhaar authentication has reduced risks of people being denied services, it has also increased the risks of additional privacy violations.
It's been a year after the Supreme Court judgement on the legality and constitutionality of the UID project. What's happened since then?