- Aadhaar has no statutory backing. (Does that mean it's illegal?)
- Biometrics form the basis for "identity" in Aadhaar
- Collection and storage of biometrics is done without any security safeguards in place
- There is no verification that your biometrics were tampered with on collection? Can your identity be stolen this way?
- If anybody's fingerprints are available so easily, are use of fingerprints as part of criminal investigative procedure negated??
- Use of aadhaar for many interactions a citizen has with a government - and private providers - can enable the government to easily track your every move. But how's it different than any other type of id?
- The article claims that civil rights are being garrotted because the government is collecting biometrics. I am unable to understand how, though!
- Further, the article claims that individual rights are being impinged by the collection of biometrics. Again, I fail to understand the connection.
It seems clear to me that collecting biometrics has sufficient dangers, with insufficient benefits. However, I'm still ambivalent about the need for a universal Indian id. Unfortunately, I think that the article muddies the issue, instead of making a clear and lucid case against biometrics and Aadhaar.