December 14, 2020

Integrating Aadhaar and Voter ID Data: Promises and Dangers

Over the course of UPA-II and Narendra Modi’s first government, Aadhaar was mandated to link with a range of government services, and such a move attracted significant opposition.2 Multiple court cases, government committees and public debates, since then, have significantly shifted India’s data governance needle towards building a cogent framework on regulating technology. In this brief, Prakar Misra and Vibhav Mariwala explore the benefits and issues with the integration of voter ID data with Aadhaar, keeping the evolution of data governance in India in mind.

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