Taking liberty? election panel ties up with Google

PUBLISHED ON: January 6, 2014 | Duration: 15 min, 28 sec

  
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The Election Commission of India ties up with Google, seeks mobile numbers of voters as a mandatory requirement for registration and, by implication, shares voter data across country with the tech giant. In the post-Snowden atmosphere of distrust where tech firms including Google, Microsoft, Facebook were forced to share users' data with the US government, is the Indian poll panel aware of the implications? In the absence of a comprehensive law on privacy, does the Indian state even care? Should the Election Commission remove the data available online? We discuss.
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