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Surveillance in the Name of Governance: Aadhaar as a Fix for Leaking Systems in India

Henne, Kathryn


Many jurisdictions are employing biometric technologies to collect data about and verify the identities of social assistance recipients, with fraud prevention and cost savings serving as common justifications for doing so. This chapter explores the practices of building the infrastructure to monitor welfare beneficiaries, many of whom are vulnerable or marginalised populations. To do so, the chapter examines the Aadhaar system in India, which has issued over one billion unique identification...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-06-22
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-14540-8_11
Access Rights: Open Access


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