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Re: India To Biometrically Identify All Of Its 1.2 Billion Citizens

From: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 08:01:51 -0700 (PDT)
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To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Through other endeavors  I actually know some of the people involved and there are privacy issues involved, although I am certain that the Indian authorities did not envision the linked data applications.

One main driving issue is the corruption in India which is so systemic and large scale, that the only way to tackle it is by biometrics. Yet the biometrics are also going to help through mobile networking directly deliver ICT driven public services to all citizens, whether they be located in big cities or in often difficult to reach rural areas.

This is one issue on which the linked data community should be focusing, as soon large companies in data mining will want to exploit this, and I seriously doubt that citizens in the USA and European union would like to see this introduced in their respective countries as well.

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 From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
To: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org> 
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2012 5:25 PM
Subject: India To Biometrically Identify All Of Its 1.2 Billion Citizens


This reminds me a lot of foaf : dnaChecksum

I can conceive of possible LOD applications such as helping the poor, or voting systems.

I wonder if this can be published as linked open data, something like an electoral role, or if there's privacy issues there?
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