A proposal to combine India's Aadhaar identification system and the country's health system into one database is drawing backlash from privacy advocates. The proposed merger was announced by India's Health Ministry in its National Digital Health Blueprint report, which is now open for public consultation. The ministry is aiming to boost India's health system while streamlining access to both personal and health records. The privacy concerns stem from prior issues with Aadhaar safeguards and the concept of expanding government access to personal and sensitive information. "This function creep is very worrying," Indian Institute of Management Associate Professor Reetika Khera said. "It’s trying to engulf every aspect of a human’s life in India." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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