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> government run

> how this is legal even.

The government writes and enforces the laws. They'll never self incriminate.

This is a false assumption. Governments (executive branch) can be prosecuted for illegal behavior.

Your statement only applies to the subset of countries where there is judicial independence.

Which is true in case of India

The present judiciary in India lacks spine, on one hand they say privacy is fundamental right on other hand they drag their feet to stop the project aadhaar which required collecting biometric dataset on whole population.

And their defense claims US has SSN which is equivalent of Aadhaar why anyone can see ludicrous

And still Aadhar requirement is not removed for filing income tax return (which results in massive penalities)

On paper

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