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Does the UID project infringe on privacy?

It will lead to unprecedented levels of surveillance, but the advantages far outweigh risks that can be mitigated PAVAN DUGGAL Advocate, Supreme Court* Citizens have to realise that they would have no control on how their personal data collected in the UID database would be adequately protected Unique Identification numbers or Aadhaar numbers are being touted as the next big thing. The current implementation of the UID numbers framework in India is, however, likely to lead to a direct contravention of citizens’ fundamental right of privacy. The right to privacy has been interpreted ...