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Aug 7, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
The EC website publishes a list of registered voters and their personal details including gender and voter ID, both of which are considered sensitive personal information. How do we balance: Personal #privacy and Public accountability @alokpi @pandayjyoti
The ambiguity extends to other public databases such as land records, list of MGNREGA beneficiaries, First Information Reports, and court records, which are currently not in conformance with the draft #privacy bill by Justice Srikrishna Committee
Political data analyst @ShivamShankarS on how electoral roll can be used for micro targeting: “From the electoral roll, demographic #data of the constituencies can be deduced and used for targeted campaigns in elections via social media.”
.@ShivamShankarS has worked with electoral roll data during elections in Manipur and Tripura. “Classifying people along caste lines can be done using this demographic profiling technique and is done using data published by EC,” Singh said.

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