The biometric identification agency and the government need to start listening to those who are pointing out critical flaws instead of issuing blanket denials and template answers.
The sad fact is that there are severe institutional capacity challenges within government departments that handle systems with sensitive data.
Why was the Delhi police and not a national investigation agency roped in to probe what may be the first publicly-known misuse of biometrics by an authorised agency?
With the implementation of central criminal tracking databases going slow, the Telangana police is effectively building its own StateGRID without any major cyber security or privacy protections.
The consultation process surrounding the new license failed to help protect accountability, privacy and user rights.
Most applications in the name of ‘Smart Cities’ and ‘Digital India’ are being made by students with no background in security.