Hyderabad: Speaking about the dangers of National Population Register (NPR) in Telangana, Srinivas Kodali, an independent researcher on data governance said that Telangana already has the citizen data required for the National Population Register. “In Telangana, KCR has collected everything: from your voter ID to your PAN card details, in order to create a database for the state. Samagra Vedika basically gives you a state ID number by linking all the government databases which contain the data of citizens.
In a sense, the work for NPR is already done in Telangana,” said the data researcher. The talk named ‘The Dangers of Data: The National Population register in Telangana’ was organized by a group named Legal Unconscious at Lamakaan, Banjara Hills.