The Tenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thu Nov 14, Fri Nov 15, Sat Nov 16, Sun Nov 17 2019

Conversations
Panel Discussions
Book Launches
Awards
Workshops

NCPA (South Mumbai)
St. Pauls Institute (Bandra)
Prithvi Theatre (Juhu)

Identity vs. Identification

Panel Discussions
  • Thursday, 14th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

There are two streams of thought on Aadhaar. The government believes the universal identification card is a more effective to ensure targeted benefits; that it will reduce leakages in the distribution system and will enforce better tax compliance. It is the one card that will rule them all. The critics argue that biometrics is not fool-proof, the enrolment system is riddled with security flaws, that the data could be sold to private companies and also that the identity card has immense potential to be misused as a surveillance tool. Which side should one believe?

Panelists: Charles Assisi, R Ramakumar, Santosh Desai
Chair: Ayaz Memon

  • Charles Assisi

    India
  • Santosh Desai

    India
  • R. Ramakumar

    India
  • Ayaz Memon

    India