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In India, Biometric Data Storage Sparks Demands for Privacy Laws

In India, calls for strict privacy laws are growing after this week's passage of a measure that allows federal agencies access to biometric data of the nation's citizens, the world's largest such repository. The government says the use of biometrics will help cut rampant graft in the distribution of subsidies, but activists and opposition lawmakers warn it could usher in an era of increased state surveillance. Raghubir Gaur, who works as an electrician in the capital, New...

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