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Saturday, July 30, 2011

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Date: Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 1:13 PM
Subject: [Say No to UID] The possibilities offered by technology have...
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Kamayani Bali Mahabal posted in Say No to UID.
The possibilities offered by technology have encouraged the state to get greedy for all that it can gather about people. In the beginning, it was only the census. The census was confidential. Not even a court could demand, and get, information about an individual collected as part of the census. The census was to get to know the state of the nation; not to delve into details about individuals. The census belongs to a tradition that is being edged into obscurity by more recent forays into data gathering and use.
Kamayani Bali Mahabal 1:07pm Jul 30
The possibilities offered by technology have encouraged the state to get greedy for all that it can gather about people. In the beginning, it was only the census. The census was confidential. Not even a court could demand, and get, information about an individual collected as part of the census. The census was to get to know the state of the nation; not to delve into details about individuals. The census belongs to a tradition that is being edged into obscurity by more recent forays into data gathering and use.
The Hindu : Opinion / Op-Ed : A constitutional value for privacy
www.thehindu.com
The notion of privacy has been under attack in recent times. Information technology, with its seemin

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