Nov 282011
 November 28, 2011  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Yogaraj S Mudalgi reports:

People wanting to register for Aadhaar are not being asked if they want to share their personal information. The box is checked without their consent.

Citizens enrolling for Aadhaar (UID) card might be unwittingly sharing personal information with third party organisations in the near future. A key step of the enrollment process, is for data operators to ask for consent of the enrollees on whether they would like their personal information to be shared. However, the consent is not being asked for. This was observed at the enrollment centre in Jakkasandra Government School, Koramangala.


Following is an extract from the Resident Enrollment Manual found on the UID website:
Detailed Guidelines for Recording Demographic Data
Section 12. Information sharing Consent (mandatory):

1. Ask Resident‘s consent to whether it is alright with the resident if the information captured is shared with other organisations for the purpose of welfare services including financial services. Select appropriate circle to capture resident‘s response as -Yes/No

The manual states that consent taking is mandatory but remains ambiguous on the whether the organisations are government agencies or private companies.

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