Data Security is What Matters
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.