Op-Ed: World's biggest ID scheme Aadhaar still poses risks

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India’s Aadhaar program, the world’s largest biometric digital identity initiative, is transforming how individuals interact with each other, the modern economy, and the government. IDinsight's State of Aadhaar initiative catalyzed data-driven discourse and inform decision-making in the Aadhaar ecosystem. Our State of Aadhaar Report 2017-18  included an evidence-based overview of the changes within the ecosystem over the last year and a three-state survey capturing individuals' experiences with Aadhaar. 

With the Indian Supreme Court’s verdict on the validity of Aadhaar as a mandatory form of identification, our Elizabeth Bennet (Senior Manager) and Ronald Abraham (Partner), wrote for the BBC on the importance of the dissenting opinion in the ruling and how the risks outlined in the dissent should be used to shape the future of Aadhaar in India.

Read the op-ed here.

MediaDivya SooryakumarIndia