India’s national ID program raises privacy concerns


Published on Jul 29, 2017 by PBS NewsHour

Since 2010, India has undertaken what is by far the largest citizen registration drive in history by documenting most of its 1.3 billion people into a single national identification database. The system assigns a number and records fingerprints and iris scans. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the country’s biometric database and the privacy concerns it raises.

One thought on “India’s national ID program raises privacy concerns

  1. “Privacy concerns” is an understatement. This is nothing less than the reduction of 1.3 billion people to the level of cattle.

    Why human beings put up with this sort of thing is beyond my grasp.

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