The consequences of UID

coffee_compRead this article in The Hindu today – UID will result in loss of freedoms

I think it’s just a matter of time we see the results of this centralized information storage. There can be different outcomes:

  • If used properly, this can help curb crime, no doubt about it. A huge crowd like India with frequent urges to go indisciplined need to be tracked.
  • On the other hand, if used incorrectly, this data may end up harming innocent citizens. That’s not a far-fetched idea at all. No one can guarantee that the people handling this data are unquestionable.
  • How is all this data secured? How difficult is it to access the data? Regarding the basics, many of the government portals use http instead of https today.

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