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Countering surveillance


Over the past few years, the government has taken several steps that have led to apprehensions of India becoming a surveillance state with unchecked and growing powers to spy on citizens. The latest move is the home ministry’s step to create a centralised database of fingerprints, linking all police stations and state fingerprint databases across India.The new Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) is a work in progress with ambitious plans to add face recognition capability and also link vehicle registrations. There are also reports of the ministry repeatedly asking for …
Source: Business Standard