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Lucknow Safe City Project: UP Government wants a data framework to establish ‘relationship between entities’

This component of the tender might make up only a small portion of it but experts rightfully point out that its broad scope and vague terms are just as concerning in terms of privacy.  This is the last of a four-part series. You can read the other stories here. You are reading it here first: In Lucknow, if you are identified as a "suspicious entity" or someone indulging in a "suspicious activity" by hundreds of facial recognition cameras, chances are that others "associated" with you may also be identified along similar lines using databases. As part of the Lucknow Safe City Project, the Uttar Pradesh government is looking to establish a data analytics framework that seeks to identify relationships between “entities” by leveraging different databases available with the government. This data analytics framework solution, according to a tender published by the UP government for selecting a system integrator for the Safe City Project, would be used in developing a “crime intelligence platform” that — Can extract data from the police department’s operational databases and "watch lists" but also, “adhoc and structure sources”. Can identify someone by merging various information sources Is able to perform "link analysis and network analysis to associate relationships between and amongst entities." Why it matters: The various specifics for the establishment of the data framework are concerning because the tender does not mention which datasets would be used for establishing these relationships, and who specifically would be a target of the analyses done by the framework. This essentially…

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