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By Deliberative Media Lab director Siva Vaidhyanathan for The Guardian

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(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)  Sukhtankar co-authors an op-ed on biometric authentication, prompting almost every major newspaper in India (The Indian Express

SANDIP SUKHTANKAR: AUTHENTICATION STANDARDS AND THE TRADEOFFS IN TACKLING CORRUPTION

Abstract: How should citizens prove their identity in order to access publicly provided goods and services? We use a large-scale experiment to evaluate the effects of more stringent ID requirements based on biometric authentication currently being imposed by the Government of India, characterizing how this has affected errors of inclusion and of exclusion in the delivery of subsidized food in the state of Jharkhand.

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