Aadhar in the Spotlight: Uses, Benefits & Concerns

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My social media news feed greeted me this morning with an article flagging the Aadhar as a dark concept right out of an espionage movie. Most of the negative sentiments to Aadhar seems to come from affiliating it with a political agenda; and that is the worst thing to befall a piece of technology.

Aadhar is a newfangled concept in the Indian eco-sphere and as such could revolutionize the Unique ID predicament much like how e-mail revolutionized communication in academe. But, the fact remains, that Indian internet regulations and laws around individual privacy and security are nascent if not under-defined. Which is why it becomes important to understand the concept of Aadhar from a neutral perspective, devoid of all the clutter that it is presently enshrouded in.

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