3 months ago 3 months back, the Times of India published a fascinating article on the Indian government’s efforts to develop a data analytics platform to help Indian citizens track their welfare and personal data.
The Times article described how the government was using a platform to track Aadhaar numbers and health insurance payments, among other data, to provide the government with valuable data on how the public spends its money.
This platform, known as the Aadhaar Connect, is now used by government departments, including the National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO), to keep tabs on citizens in a way that is far more transparent than the traditional way of gathering data on individual citizens.
However, the government is also using this data to build a massive database of data on the lives of its citizens.
A project that started back in 2015, Aadhaar Connect was an attempt by the government to collect data from millions of people across the country in a process known as biometric identification.
The data is then aggregated and analyzed to provide a real-time, cross-border snapshot of India’s citizens.
The platform uses a variety of biometric identifiers, including iris scans, fingerprints, voice and photo records, to collect and analyze data from people.
In the end, the data is used to help the government better understand the needs of its citizenry.
But the government also has other plans for this data.
Aadhaar Connect is also a data tracking tool that is being used by the state government to track its citizens, even as it seeks to use Aadhaar to collect information on citizens’ welfare.
According to The Indian Express, the Aadhaar Project has been using the Aadhaar database to track citizens in order to track their Aadhaar number.
The project has been running since 2014.
In April 2017, the Centre for Data Analysis and Forensics (CDIFF), an Indian government body, published a report on Aadhaar Connect.
The report details how the Aadhaar project is using the database to collect biometric information on Indians across the nation.
According the report, data on more than 8 million Indians are being collected by the project, including on the people in their households, the households that have been identified by Aadhaar Connect and the households identified by the UIDAI database.
CDIFF is also compiling biometric data for use by the department of human resource development, where the Aadhaar data is being gathered.
The database contains information about individuals’ Aadhaar numbers, their household numbers, Aadhaar enrolment, and the amount of their benefits.
The reports says the data will be used for various purposes including to develop Aadhaar-enabled financial applications, improve Aadhaar-related public services and improve the Aadhaar-based health insurance.
“In addition, CDIFF has identified biometric authentication mechanisms for the government’s social welfare department, including social welfare registration and Aadhaar card generation,” the report says.
The Indian government is using this information to create a massive and complex database of people’s personal data, and that data will help it better understand what it needs to do to ensure a seamless and accurate delivery of its welfare programs.
As the Times article describes, the database of biometrics collected by Aadhaar is being stored in a private server in the country, and it is being kept separate from the Aadhaar app.
The private server is located in a rural village called Kishtwar in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
According a person familiar with the matter, the information that is collected is being processed in a separate, secure facility and is being encrypted.
“The data is not available in a public repository, and is not accessible to the public,” the person said.
The person said the private server does not store the data that is processed on the server, but that the data has been stored on a secure, data storage server in India.
The government is not sharing the database with anyone other than the UIDT officials responsible for the project.
The only information that has been released about the database is that it contains a “passport number” and a “mobile phone number.”
The person added that it is a “large and very detailed” database.
“It is a database that is stored in India’s central database,” the official said.
“You cannot store the database in any other country,” the source added.
The source said the data on people is kept anonymous, but “will be available to the government and other authorities when needed.”
This data is also being used to create “smart cards” that are being sold to local businesses.
The cards will allow people to access their social welfare benefits from a mobile phone.
The Government of India has not yet released any information about how it is using these cards.