Aadhaar verdict: Big data meets big brother9 min read . Updated: 01 Oct 2018, 10:13 AM IST
Most of the focus post-verdict has been on the impact on Aadhaar linkages with government and business databases. Here's why.
Ahmedabad: The split Aadhaar verdict (4:1, in favour of it) on 26 September gives us an opportunity to look afresh at the Aadhaar project. As I have written in a forthcoming book on Aadhaar, the primary purpose of the programme was never really to improve inclusion and welfare administration as projected. Welfare was just the sugar coating to facilitate an essentially commercial project. These commercial activities required a digital ID infrastructure such as Aadhaar, which was built using public money.
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