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India has the world’s largest biometric enabled digital identity system in use and in its present form, Aadhaar presents unique challenges as well as represents enormous potential.
DIRI is a targeted and multidisciplinary research initiative to explore key questions around digital identity systems with a focus on making Aadhaar an integral part of welfare programmes & explore private sector applications to achieve growth, efficiency and effectiveness.
“Digital Transformation Of India Is Perhaps The Most Important Development Priority…………Our Work At DIRI Aims To Ensure Digital Identity Benefits All Stakeholders Of The Society And Create The Infrastructure To Make Data A Public Good.”
Professor Bhagwan Chowdhry – Executive Director, DIRI
Our research on digital identity focuses on three interconnected themes — digital identity & the individual, anonymization & aggregation of data and leveraging data & identity for public welfare.
Aadhaar and data privacy: biometric identification and anxieties of recognition in India
01 Oct 2019
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Guided by a steering committee of eminent policymakers, academicians, industry leaders and commentators, the small and tightly-knit but growing team at the DIRI enjoys working on research and policy issues.