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Aadhaar remains vulnerable and needs an independent oversight mechanism

Till such time that the ownership of the Aadhaar system is transferred to an independent body, concerns over Aadhaar's digital vulnerability will persist

Aadhaar, enrollment, registration

Just look at the number of people who think it's fine to say that Indians have no fundamental right to privacy, and that it's okay to have to link your Aadhaar number every time you sneeze.

A K Bhattacharya New Delhi
Social media as a platform for settling policy disputes is an idea whose time has not yet come, or perhaps should never come. Exchanges over social media often tend to digress from the main subject and degenerate into either petty nitpicking or grandstanding with no focus on the central issues at stake. A lot of heat and dust is generated, but little light is shed to help conclude a policy debate. 

Yet, many sensible people in responsible positions have of late triggered a debate on social media to make a point or establish the case for a certain view or
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First Published: Jul 31 2018 | 10:01 PM IST

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