November 28, 2017

Amazon Is Asking Indians To Hand Over Their #Aadhaar To Track Lost Packages

The move has baffled Amazon’s Indian customers. For months, Indians have been grappling with their government forcing them to link Aadhaar with their bank accounts and health insurance among other things. Private companies like cellphone carriers and FedEx have also demanded customers’ Aadhaar details to provide services. Many are concerned because critics say that linking Aadhaar to both significant and mundane parts your life enables the state and private players to track your every move.

“[Being asked for my Aadhaar] was like being blackmailed to link [it] with my Amazon account if I wanted to get the products I had already paid for,” Shraddha Kosaria, an Amazon customer in the Indian city of Kolkata told BuzzFeed News. “It was absurd and frustrating.”


NOTE: UIDIA says never disclose your Aadhaar card number 

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