India working for the poor

Largest biometric database being created in India with over 1.2 billion identities. Scary and a serious concern outside of the personal privacy aspect is the security of this database. From a positive standpoint and driving argument is that is provides the means to overcome the significant levels of corruption in India. Particularly for those living outside of the city and at the mercy of corrupt officials. In fact this database if implemented well would free these very persons from certain tyranny. Another dilemma ….

Interesting that participation is voluntary. Same as Sweden’s approach.

Read more here. It is fascinating reading and worth a visit 🙂 .


  1. Hi Jake, when I’m posting from my iPhone I can’t seem to embed links, so need to just paste them as text. However, you can just copy & paste into a browser and it takes you right there.

    I have now embedded this link.

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