Data Se­cu­rity is What Mat­ters

The Economic Times - - Breaking Ideas -

Apropos the Edit, ‘For a Law to Pro­tect Pri­vacy and Data’ (Sep 15), in th­ese times when our data is al­ready out there and be­ing an­a­lysed by ev­ery other com­pany, why this fuss about Aad­haar? The US has so­cial se­cu­rity num­ber (SSN), a de facto na­tional iden­ti­fi­ca­tion that is meant to track in­di­vid­u­als for so­cial se­cu­rity pur­poses. The SSN cap­tures all the data. While over-mon­i­tor­ing is not ac­cept­able, se­cu­rity comes at a price. Tax eva­sion, money laun­der­ing and so on can be checked only if we have a data­base. The only thing that should hold merit is data se­cu­rity, else, we would be de­mand­ing too much and will­ing to share too less.

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