We wrote to the Tamil Nadu government on mandatory submission of Aadhaar: Voicing our fears of exclusion and privacy violation

We have written to the Finance Secretary of the Tamil Nadu Government highlighting our concerns of exclusion and privacy around the notification mandating linkage of Aadhaar to avail benefits under all State government schemes. We have requested the Tamil Nadu government to cease the mandatory requirement for Aadhaar and consider accepting alternate and viable means of identification such as driving licence, passport, etc. to avail benefits under the government scheme, as it will not only prevent exclusion of beneficiaries who are otherwise rightfully entitled to these benefits but will also address the legitimate privacy concerns.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/we-wrote-to-the-tamil-nadu-government/