Urvashi Aneja is Director of Tandem Research, Associate Fellow at Chatham House and Associate Professor at the OP Jindal Global University. She tweets @urvashi_aneja
The real issue is that India does not have a legal framework for data protection.
Why has the concern about privacy been privileged over exclusion, even when there is ample evidence that Aadhaar-based welfare delivery systems have neither improved government efficiencies in targeted welfare nor facilitated a more inclusive system?
Artificial intelligence applications will not be a panacea for addressing India’s grand challenges. Data bias and unequal access to technology gains will entrench existing socio-economic fissures