The conversations regarding data security are long over drawn, but with the JAM+Demonetisation combination, this lens is more relevant than ever. Public Policy will be more technology driven passing everyday, and the questions of ethics and transparency to citizenry have to brought up again and again. India is a country of unprecedented complexities and realities on the ground are infinitely complex to model the deficiencies. There is a rampant black market already in Aadhar numbers. No one talks about making government decision making transparent, including diluting RTI. Rather citizens as taxpayers are treated as criminals unless proven otherwise exemplified by the Bank officials question usual account holders wishing to deposit or withdraw their own resources. Technology is underwritten by value laden thinking, and assumptions behind technology need to be unpacked as a black box.
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Born and raised in Mumbai, India with an undergrad degree from Oman and a masters degree from the National University of Singapore. I am an Environmental Professional with a passion for Sustainability, Social Innovation and Governance related issues. A Change Agent in the making who believes that small is beautiful and that impact can be achieved -one soul at a time. View all posts by changethinker