How safe is your personal information with India being part of Cold War era global snooping network?
The Norwegian snooping incident on its citizens throw in serious questions on India’s role in the SIGINT Seniors network, especially as the government in India is collecting massive sensitive data under its Aadhaar project.
Furthermore, the Section 33 of the India's Aadhaar Act provides the investigation agencies access to Aadhaar information. In India, the definition of investigation and intelligence agencies are blurred, thus technically allowing the spy agencies to have access to these data. And with India being part of the SIGINT Seniors network, this would mean the foreign intelligence organisations could have also have access to these data from Indian intelligence agencies, if required.