‘Benefits of Aadhaar outweigh privacy risks’

January 11, 2014 12:00 am | Updated May 13, 2016 08:42 am IST - Bangalore:

Nandan Nilekani, chairperson of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), has defended the Aadhaar project.

He was responding to queries on misuse of personal data of Aadhaar holders at an interactive programme titled ‘Extraordinary Minds’ at Christ University here on Friday. “The benefits of Aadhaar far outweigh the privacy risks. We have a responsibility to keep the data with us privy, which we have done.”

Mr. Nilekani announced that he would soon launch ‘IdeasforBengaluru’, an initiative to collect ideas from citizens on how to improve Bangalore.

“Bangalore has the potential to be a global city, but we need to do this by improving our infrastructure,” he said

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