ID systems & Privacy

We, at State of Aadhaar quickly assessed 5 privacy concerns associated with Aadhaar and analysed them with respect to the Aadhaar Act of 2016, the UIDAI in practice and other ID systems in India (Passport and Voter IDs).

We find that Aadhaar meets some privacy principles but not others. Similarly, voter IDs and Passport meet some but not all. Privacy issues are not isolated to Aadhaar.
Three steps are required to ensure data privacy concerns from #Aadhaar & other ID systems are addressed:
1. A privacy law
2. An independent and competent regulator
3. Regular audits to assess implementation of law and data security