National Security vs Privacy: Collection of Biometrics


  • Mandate of the government to secure the life and property of the citizen
  • Will help in nabbing the real criminal, makes for more conclusive evidence
  • Can help in tracking suspects
  • Centralised database will help in better law and order enforcement


  • Invades fundamental right to privacy (Art 21)
  • Aadhaar bill was passed as money bill which makes the discussion in Rajya Sabha redundant
  • Will allow state snooping
  • How the biometrics data will be stored and used becomes another grave issue

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