In October 2017, the RBI announced ਇੱਕ ਉੱਚ ਪੱਧਰ ਦੀ ਟਾਸਕ ਫੋਰਸ that would study and help set up a transparent and comprehensive public credit registry (PCR). The RBI’s PCR was intended to be “an extensive database of credit information for India that is accessible to all stakeholders”. The PCR was intended to help improve efficiencies in the Indian credit market, aid financial inclusion, help control deliquencies and in general improve the ease of doing business.
Recently the UK based company, Cambridge Analytica has been ਖਬਰ ਵਿਚ for illegally harvesting user data from Facebook and enabling the use of this stolen data to influence the US Presidential election in 2016 in favour of Donald Trump. Cambridge Analytica has also been linked to several other elections including the Brexit referendum that led to Britain leaving the EU.
On February 22nd, during an appearance before the Supreme Court for the ongoing Aadhaar hearings, Gujarat state counsel Rakesh Dwivedi ਮੰਨਿਆ ਕਿ ਇੱਕ ਅਕਾਇਵ ਗੁਜਰਾਤ ਦੇ ਵਸਨੀਕ ਦੇ ਸਾਰੇ ਦੇ ਬਾਇਓਮੀਟਰਿਕ ਰੱਖਣ ਵਾਲੇ had been maintaining a “State Resident Data Hub” (SRDH). He said that Gujarat’s SRDH had been created under an agreement signed with the the UIDAI which provided Aadhaar related information.