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Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest | Op-ed: Privacy needs to be priority with Aadhaar system Related reading: Global News Roundup: Aug. 9-15, 2022



If the Indian government will continue to make the Aadhaar system mandatory in different arenas, then privacy must be a top, "nonnegotiable" priority, Seetha writes in an op-ed for Firstpost. "If the government wants to push ahead on Aadhaar, it has to start serious work on a privacy law without delay," Seetha writes. A privacy law is additionally important as Aadhaar will function as the "default identification document," making it easier for users' transactions to be mapped. "The Aadhaar project has its uses, certainly, but it is time for some stock-taking of its implementation," Seetha adds.  
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