Catch ‘Aadhaar’ Man Nandan Nilekan This Week on Virtuosity
As the government expands the scope of Aadhaar card, the fear of the misuse of this unique identification number for state surveillance and infringement of privacy is widespread.
This week on Virtuosity, Vir Sanghvi speaks to Nandan Nilekani who set up the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). He defends the concept of making the Aadhaar card mandatory and rebuts the charges against it.
Nilekani claims that Aadhaar card controversy is a deliberate attempt at misinformation and is ideologically motivated. He asserts that the biometric data collected for Aadhaar is entirely safe and no leak has been reported in the past 7 years.
Catch the full episode this Saturday at 10:00 PM with repeats on Sunday at 10:30 AM and 7:30 PM, only on CNN-News18