1. Aadhaar case: Infosys cofounder Nandan Nilekani says privacy debate taking away focus from issue of using data to benefit people

Aadhaar case: Infosys cofounder Nandan Nilekani says privacy debate taking away focus from issue of using data to benefit people

Even as a nine-member Constitution bench of the Supreme Court (SC) is examining whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right, in the wake of citizens having to part with biometric data for unique ID Aadhaar, Nandan Nilekani on Saturday said the privacy debate is taking away focus from the real issue of using data to benefit people.

By: | New Delhi | Published: July 23, 2017 5:27 AM
Even as a nine-member Constitution bench of the Supreme Court (SC) is examining whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right, in the wake of citizens having to part with biometric data for unique ID Aadhaar, Nandan Nilekani on Saturday said the privacy debate is taking away focus from the real issue of using data to benefit people. (PTI)

Even as a nine-member Constitution bench of the Supreme Court (SC) is examining whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right, in the wake of citizens having to part with biometric data for unique ID Aadhaar, Nandan Nilekani on Saturday said the privacy debate is taking away focus from the real issue of using data to benefit people. “We need to have a law that (mandates) whoever collects data, be it an Indian or global company or the government, will share data with consumers/businesses on request,” Nilekani said at the Delhi Economics Conclave here. This is a very fundamental thing which could put the economy on cycle of growth using data. It would empowers users with data, remove knowledge asymmetry and promote innovation, he said. Nilekani, former head of the Unique ID Authority of India, which implemented the Aadhaar project, urged policymakers to take steps for data inversion to empower users, who can benefit from their own data.

Citing the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN), which would alone generate one billion records each month on items being bought/sold, he said such data, for instance, can be used by businesses to secure bank loans. Similarly, a Facebook or Google user can take his entire data graph and switch to a rival platform. This would lead to “data democracy” and companies can no longer force individuals to accept their terms and conditions.

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    AJK
    Jul 26, 2017 at 6:08 pm
    UIDAI should also come up with a concept similar to AADHAAR for businesses. It could be called as B-AADHAAR. B-AADHAAR should be linked to GSTN and further to banks. This shall help the banks to reduce NPA to a large extent, because the banks can have a complete picture of the company / firm / corporate on the specific business the corporate is involved in. B-AADHAAR can go a long way in reducing NPA's.
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      Aam Aadmi
      Jul 25, 2017 at 7:55 pm
      Nandan Nilekani is a billionaire worth $1.66 billions. He created the Aadhaar platform and IndiaStack none of which are independently audited or based on proven technology. He also is a VC with investments in startups mining big data of 1.2 billion indians using Aadhaar and Indiastack. There can't be a bigger case of conflict of interest. His worrying about benefits for "aam aadmi" is just shedding crocodile tears.
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        #AADHAARFAIL
        Jul 25, 2017 at 2:50 pm
        Aadhaar Tyranny exposed, Financial Express deleting comments posted against AADHAAR. Jai Hind. Aadhaar product is SEVEN years old, authentication still fails for "Half Billion" indians, millions of honest tax payers are unable to link aadhaar with PAN, UAN, etc. #AADHAAR's right place is in dust bin, it has wasted billions of dollars of tax payers money. When your fingerprint gets stolen, printed and used for aadhaar pay, cloning SIM and changing bank password using OTP, your aadhaar devotion will vanish. Jai Hind. 1. 25 lakh families in Rajasthan are unable to withdraw ration even after seeding #AADHAARFAIL with their ration card. 2. #AADHAAR authentication does not work for half billion Indians. 3. AADHAAR authentication does not work even after updating bio-metrics and waiting for 90 days 4. AADHAAR bio-metrics can be stolen, printed and used for #AADHAAR pay 5. #AADHAAR does not work for NRIs, people outside India 6. AADHAR can not be generated if a person's fingerprint matches
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          #AADHAARFAIL
          Jul 25, 2017 at 2:16 pm
          When your fingerprint gets stolen, printed and used for aadhaar pay, cloning SIM and changing bank password using OTP, your aadhaar devotion will vanish. Jai Hind. 1. 25 lakh families in Rajasthan are unable to withdraw ration even after seeding #AADHAARFAIL with their ration card. 2. #AADHAAR authentication does not work for half billion Indians. 3. AADHAAR authentication does not work even after updating bio-metrics and waiting for 90 days 4. AADHAAR bio-metrics can be stolen, printed and used for #AADHAAR pay 5. #AADHAAR does not work for NRIs, people outside India 6. AADHAR can not be generated if a person's fingerprint matches with someone else's with 60 percentage probability. 7. Rogue government can deactivate your #AADHAAR blocking ur gas, electricity, mobile, bank account 8. AADHAAR works for millions of illegals staying in India 9. AADHAAR is blocking subsidies for millions of legitimate people 10. Take 10 lakh insurance for each #AADHAAR failure case/delete
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            Why Aadhaar Failed
            Jul 25, 2017 at 2:15 pm
            Aadhaar product is SEVEN years old, authentication still fails for "Half Billion" indians, millions of honest tax payers are unable to link aadhaar with PAN, UAN, etc. #AADHAAR's right place is in dust bin, it has wasted billions of dollars of tax payers money. When your fingerprint gets stolen, printed and used for aadhaar pay, cloning SIM and changing bank password using OTP, your aadhaar devotion will vanish. Jai Hind. 1. 25 lakh families in Rajasthan are unable to withdraw ration even after seeding #AADHAARFAIL with their ration card. 2. #AADHAAR authentication does not work for half billion Indians. 3. AADHAAR authentication does not work even after updating bio-metrics and waiting for 90 days 4. AADHAAR bio-metrics can be stolen, printed and used for #AADHAAR pay 5. #AADHAAR does not work for NRIs, people outside India 6. AADHAR can not be generated if a person's fingerprint matches with someone else's with 60 percentage probability. 7. Rogue government can deactivate #AADHAAR
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              Why Aadhaar Failed
              Jul 25, 2017 at 2:12 pm
              Aadhaar product is SEVEN years old, authentication still fails for "Half Billion" indians, millions of honest tax payers are unable to link aadhaar with PAN, UAN, etc. #AADHAAR's right place is in dust bin, it has wasted billions of dollars of tax payers money. When your fingerprint gets stolen, printed and used for aadhaar pay, cloning SIM and changing bank password using OTP, your aadhaar devotion will vanish. Jai Hind. 1. 25 lakh families in Rajasthan are unable to withdraw ration even after seeding #AADHAARFAIL with their ration card. 2. #AADHAAR authentication does not work for half billion Indians. 3. AADHAAR authentication does not work even after updating bio-metrics and waiting for 90 days 4. AADHAAR bio-metrics can be stolen, printed and used for #AADHAAR pay 5. #AADHAAR does not work for NRIs, people outside India 6. AADHAR can not be generated if a person's fingerprint matches with someone else's with 60 percentage probability. 7. Rogue government can deactivate #AADHAAR
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                Why Aadhaar Failed
                Jul 25, 2017 at 2:11 pm
                WE DO NOT WANT BENEFIT, DELETE OUR BIO-METRICS AND DEACTIVATE OUR AADHAAR, JAI HIND
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                  Ram Sharma
                  Jul 24, 2017 at 4:45 pm
                  A classic red herring tactic used by Mr. Nilekani to bolster his data-capitalism argument. In a democracy, the issue is whether the state can force a citizen to share private data about his/her life without probable cause. Therefore the option to not enroll for any mandatory exercise of surveillance and profiling is non-negotiable. If there is probable cause for surveillance, there has never been any obstacle for the state under Indian law.
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                    Why Aadhaar Failed
                    Jul 25, 2017 at 2:12 pm
                    Aadhaar product is SEVEN years old, authentication still fails for "Half Billion" indians, millions of honest tax payers are unable to link aadhaar with PAN, UAN, etc. #AADHAAR's right place is in dust bin, it has wasted billions of dollars of tax payers money. When your fingerprint gets stolen, printed and used for aadhaar pay, cloning SIM and changing bank password using OTP, your aadhaar devotion will vanish. Jai Hind. 1. 25 lakh families in Rajasthan are unable to withdraw ration even after seeding #AADHAARFAIL with their ration card. 2. #AADHAAR authentication does not work for half billion Indians. 3. AADHAAR authentication does not work even after updating bio-metrics and waiting for 90 days 4. AADHAAR bio-metrics can be stolen, printed and used for #AADHAAR pay 5. #AADHAAR does not work for NRIs, people outside India 6. AADHAR can not be generated if a person's fingerprint matches with someone else's with 60 percentage probability. 7. Rogue government can deactivate #AADHAAR
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                      Why Aadhaar Failed
                      Jul 25, 2017 at 2:15 pm
                      Aadhaar product is SEVEN years old, authentication still fails for "Half Billion" indians, millions of honest tax payers are unable to link aadhaar with PAN, UAN, etc. #AADHAAR's right place is in dust bin, it has wasted billions of dollars of tax payers money. When your fingerprint gets stolen, printed and used for aadhaar pay, cloning SIM and changing bank password using OTP, your aadhaar devotion will vanish. Jai Hind. 1. 25 lakh families in Rajasthan are unable to withdraw ration even after seeding #AADHAARFAIL with their ration card. 2. #AADHAAR authentication does not work for half billion Indians. 3. AADHAAR authentication does not work even after updating bio-metrics and waiting for 90 days 4. AADHAAR bio-metrics can be stolen, printed and used for #AADHAAR pay 5. #AADHAAR does not work for NRIs, people outside India 6. AADHAR can not be generated if a person's fingerprint matches with someone else's with 60 percentage probability. 7. Rogue government can deactivate #AADHAAR
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                        #AADHAARFAIL
                        Jul 25, 2017 at 2:50 pm
                        Aadhaar Tyranny exposed, Financial Express deleting comments posted against AADHAAR. Jai Hind. Aadhaar product is SEVEN years old, authentication still fails for "Half Billion" indians, millions of honest tax payers are unable to link aadhaar with PAN, UAN, etc. #AADHAAR's right place is in dust bin, it has wasted billions of dollars of tax payers money. When your fingerprint gets stolen, printed and used for aadhaar pay, cloning SIM and changing bank password using OTP, your aadhaar devotion will vanish. Jai Hind. 1. 25 lakh families in Rajasthan are unable to withdraw ration even after seeding #AADHAARFAIL with their ration card. 2. #AADHAAR authentication does not work for half billion Indians. 3. AADHAAR authentication does not work even after updating bio-metrics and waiting for 90 days 4. AADHAAR bio-metrics can be stolen, printed and used for #AADHAAR pay 5. #AADHAAR does not work for NRIs, people outside India 6. AADHAR can not be generated if a person's fingerprint matches 0
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                        Jul 23, 2017 at 10:21 am
                        Aadhaar linkage makes it difficult for people who want to cheat. Priority in India is to help the poor who can be identified on the basis of Aadhaar. Our utopian idea of privacy is hogwash. Make laws instead for unlawful leakage of data.
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                          Why Aadhaar Failed
                          Jul 25, 2017 at 2:12 pm
                          Aadhaar product is SEVEN years old, authentication still fails for "Half Billion" indians, millions of honest tax payers are unable to link aadhaar with PAN, UAN, etc. #AADHAAR's right place is in dust bin, it has wasted billions of dollars of tax payers money. When your fingerprint gets stolen, printed and used for aadhaar pay, cloning SIM and changing bank password using OTP, your aadhaar devotion will vanish. Jai Hind. 1. 25 lakh families in Rajasthan are unable to withdraw ration even after seeding #AADHAARFAIL with their ration card. 2. #AADHAAR authentication does not work for half billion Indians. 3. AADHAAR authentication does not work even after updating bio-metrics and waiting for 90 days 4. AADHAAR bio-metrics can be stolen, printed and used for #AADHAAR pay 5. #AADHAAR does not work for NRIs, people outside India 6. AADHAR can not be generated if a person's fingerprint matches with someone else's with 60 percentage probability. 7. Rogue government can deactivate #AADHAAR
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                            Why Aadhaar Failed
                            Jul 25, 2017 at 2:16 pm
                            Aadhaar product is SEVEN years old, authentication still fails for "Half Billion" indians, millions of honest tax payers are unable to link aadhaar with PAN, UAN, etc. #AADHAAR's right place is in dust bin, it has wasted billions of dollars of tax payers money. When your fingerprint gets stolen, printed and used for aadhaar pay, cloning SIM and changing bank password using OTP, your aadhaar devotion will vanish. Jai Hind. 1. 25 lakh families in Rajasthan are unable to withdraw ration even after seeding #AADHAARFAIL with their ration card. 2. #AADHAAR authentication does not work for half billion Indians. 3. AADHAAR authentication does not work even after updating bio-metrics and waiting for 90 days 4. AADHAAR bio-metrics can be stolen, printed and used for #AADHAAR pay 5. #AADHAAR does not work for NRIs, people outside India 6. AADHAR can not be generated if a person's fingerprint matches with someone else's with 60 percentage probability. 7. Rogue government can deactivate #AADHAAR
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                              #AADHAARFAIL
                              Jul 25, 2017 at 2:51 pm
                              Aadhaar Tyranny exposed, Financial Express deleting comments posted against AADHAAR. Jai Hind. Aadhaar product is SEVEN years old, authentication still fails for "Half Billion" indians, millions of honest tax payers are unable to link aadhaar with PAN, UAN, etc. #AADHAAR's right place is in dust bin, it has wasted billions of dollars of tax payers money. When your fingerprint gets stolen, printed and used for aadhaar pay, cloning SIM and changing bank password using OTP, your aadhaar devotion will vanish. Jai Hind. 1. 25 lakh families in Rajasthan are unable to withdraw ration even after seeding #AADHAARFAIL with their ration card. 2. #AADHAAR authentication does not work for half billion Indians. 3. AADHAAR authentication does not work even after updating bio-metrics and waiting for 90 days 4. AADHAAR bio-metrics can be stolen, printed and used for #AADHAAR pay 5. #AADHAAR does not work for NRIs, people outside India 6. AADHAR can not be generated if a person's fingerprint matches 2
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