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“Why today’s Aadhaar judgement matters for data justice”

Separating “citizen – government” and “consumer – supplier” relations: when the government’s system is based on monetizing the data with the private sector.

Today India’s supreme court issued a judgement on the constitutionality of Aadhaar, the world’s largest biometric database. Aadhaar is complicated, but here’s the gist: for nearly ten years, public welfare and administrative records have been feeding into a biometric database that had its roots in a private-sector company, Infosys.

Source: Why today’s Aadhaar judgement matters for data justice

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