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Submission + - Indian census to collect fingerprints, photos->

adityamalik writes: The Indian census kicks off on thursday, with approximately 2.5 million charged with conducting it across the billion plus strong country.
"Officials will collect fingerprints and photograph every resident for the first time for the register — a process described by Home Minister P. Chidambaram as 'the biggest exercise... since humankind came into existence.'"
Sensitivity towards collection of biometrics and personal details is quite low in India currently. Wonder how effective — and how powerful — the exercise will turn out to be for the country. Was also struggling to imagine how the photo & fingerprint collection is going to happen, technology-wise.

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