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 November 13, 2009  Posted by  Featured News, Non-U.S.


This confidential working paper (49 pp) presents the current plan for India’s Unique ID Databse  (sic) Project. Numerous RTI (Right to Information ) petitions failed to obtain this document about the world’s biggest citizen identification scheme.

Because the project will likely become a model for many countries the document is of global interest.
Jounalists can contact Nandan Nilekani, Chairman of UIDA, the Unique Identification Authority.

In order to create an ID, they propose collecting the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Gender
  • Father’s name
  • Father’s UID number (optional for adult residents)
  • Mother’s name
  • Mother’s UID number (optional for adult residents)
  • Address (Permanent and Present)
  • Expiry date
  • Photograph
  • Finger prints

Section 7 of the report deals with privacy and security issues.

To download the report, see Wikileaks.

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