Through Aadhaar individual security, privacy are being put at risk: Mozilla Chairwoman

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Mozilla executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker on 9th February penned down a letter to the Justice Srikrishna and the  Members of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Committee of Experts regarding the various disadvantages of Aadhaar card and its negative impact on Righ to privacy.

The chairwoman recounted The Tribune report on Aadhaar and another security breach examples to show her concern.

“In the digital age, especially in regards to the Aadhaar, individual security and privacy are increasingly being put at risk,” she said in the letter.

Meanwhile pointing out some gaps in the current proposal, she said,”exemption of biometric info from the definition of sensitive personal information that must be especially protected. This is backwards, biometric info is some of the most personal info, and can’t be “reset’ like a password.”

“Your report also casts doubt on whether individuals should be allowed a right to object over how their data is processed; this is a core pillar of data protection, without a right to object, consent is not meaningful and individual liberty is curtailed,”she added.

You can read her full letter in the Link 

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