Access Now: Busting the dangerous myths of Big ID Programs: Cautionary lessons from India
6/10/2021 – 08:37
In this report, we analyze 12 myths around the benefits of implementing a Big ID program; which we define as the large and centralized digital identity programs that store vast amounts of data (including biometric ones) and are designed to be the silver bullet that will solve a lot of problems. As we know, these Big ID programs are usually justified using narratives that do not correspond to reality. Using the case study of Aadhaar in India, we bust these 12 myths that cover topics such as legal identity, efficiency, uniqueness and more.