The project involves collecting biometric data from a billion people
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Tech pioneer Nandan Nilekani leads India biometric push

Nandan Nilekani, co-founder of the Indian technology company Infosys, has quit the firm to lead a government project to provide a unique ID number to one billion Indians.

The project is the world's biggest biometric exercise and has faced criticism over invasion of privacy.

Here Mr Nilekani talks about the scope of the scheme.

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  • 19 Sep 2013
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