‘Big Brother’ in India Requires Fingerprint Scans for Food, Phones and Finances

The government requires its people to submit finger, eye and facial images. The ID is mandatory for many services, but opponents say it infringes privacy.

Seeking to build an identification system of unprecedented scope, India is scanning the fingerprints, eyes and faces of its 1.3 billion residents and connecting the data to everything from welfare benefits to mobile phones.

Source: ‘Big Brother’ in India Requires Fingerprint Scans for Food, Phones and Finances – The New York Times

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