My views on Aadhar/UIDAI:
- Unconstitutional (Never even given Public Review)
- Subversive attempt to transform citizen to subjects (As Money bill attempt)
- Eruption of Power and Information asymmetry (Checks & Balances not working)
- Assumption of Universal Problem Solver (It is not)
Throwing the stones at this issue only in the privacy perspective will not solve the issue. People must also start thinking about the complete UIDAI/Aadhar system in other dimensions such as:
- Constitution & Governance
- Auditing & Accountability
- ARMING organs of government
- Privacy breach
Our all wisdom overflowing government, burecracy, thinks that starving the man in the middle will solve the problem of corruption. I dont know how come people will take that, as if all our social and economic problems were solved earlier with the same strategy.
I view this as a communication problem similar to a SSH communication. Where A is the gov. B is the citizen. X be the man in middle corrupting. A says we have to form a system that starves X, so that it will die by itself, but in exchange requires B full transparency even breaching B’s privacy.
Then comes the thinker T and says, WTF A? are u crazy or nuts ??? Your proposed system is totally reversed in terms of public and private identification of a citizen. Only a amputated, cripple minded, non common sensitic person can think of such a shitty system.
T takes the problem as communication problem and solves it by comparing with PGP system. Where the private keys(biometric data) are held back with the citizens itself, where as generated public key(12 digit random number) are shared publicly. T proposes this solution as a last resort, because the shitter system is already implemented and in action in the name of draconian “Voluntarily Mandatory” Scheme - that confuses burecracy and citizens equally.