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.
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?
The police is investigating how the accused allegedly bypassed Aadhaar security to carry out enrolment from an unauthorised location.
Sensitive biometric data of approximately 40 lakh individuals shall be collected by the UIDAI, but will be under the control of the state’s Home and Political Department.
Forensic examination of hard drives recovered from Hyderabad based tech company IT Grids have revealed voter profiles of 7.8 crore people from Telangana and AP, and another 2 crore from Punjab.
Tech-support emails accessed by HuffPost India prove that the biometric identity of an Aadhaar operator were stolen and misused to access the UIDAI software at various locations in India.