The writer works on digital identity with Omidyar Network.
Dominated by a few players, it presents a legitimate case for intervention. But government should proceed with caution as it comes with risks
By educating and empowering every Indian, we will enable her to participate fully in India’s digital economy, and thereby create a meaningful digital life for every Indian.
If done well, One Nation, One Ration Card, could lay the foundation of a truly national and portable benefits system that includes other welfare programmes like LPG subsidy and social pensions.
India has set itself a goal of a $1-trillion digital economy. This ambitious target will require it to develop a thriving start-up ecosystem. It is therefore important that the privacy bill does not lead to an uneven playing field for them.
Government should restructure PDS to meet goal of ‘one nation, one ration card’
We believe that with big data comes big responsibility. As demonstrated by Cambridge Analytica and numerous other data breaches, poorly designed systems create risks for individuals, businesses and governments.
Protecting individual rights should be at the core of data protection legislation