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India’s ‘Big Brother’ biometics project raises privacy concerns

Concerns arise over the world’s biggest biometrics project and what it means for people’s privacy.

India‘s government has been linking people’s personal records to their biological information in the world’s largest biometrics initiative.

Supporters say it could drastically improve the ability of the poor to access basic services, but now concerns about privacy and government surveillance have taken centre stage.

Al Jazeera’s Faiz Jamil reports from New Delhi.