NEW DELHI: Allaying privacy fears surrounding ‘Aadhar’, the Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman Nandan Nilekani said the project would in no way put at risk citizens’ security and rights.
Delivering a lecture on ‘Analysing and Envisioning India,’ Nilekani said having an Aadhar number in no way puts the resident in a security risk or intrudes privacy.
“The data collected of the individual by means of biometric system will only be for the sake of their identification and access to other facilities like availing bank loans, being part of the PDS system and others. There is no way other agencies or non-concerned parties having access to the Aadhar data base,” Nilekani said.
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