Powers To Be Established for ID Governing Body
PRIVACY LAW—INDIADecember 22, 2010
After the introduction of The National Identification Authority of India Bill (NIAI) in the Rajya Sabha earlier this month, privacy concerns persist. The bill will establish the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as a legally sanctioned body and set out its powers and functions, The Telegraph reports. UIDAI will assign each citizen a unique identifying number, though legal experts and advocates say UIDAI's plan does not provide enough safeguards for privacy. The Centre for Internet and Society says that the bill fails to protect citizens' rights. "Lots of important details have been left to be defined by the UIDAI," a spokeswoman said.