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Why We Should All Worry About The Mandatory Imposition Of Aadhaar
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 27, 2017 — filed under: , ,
It appears that with each passing day, the government is linking an increasing number of benefits and government services to the 12-digit biometric-based Aadhaar number for Indians, despite growing concerns around its data privacy and security.
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Round Table on Privacy and Data Protection at NIPFP
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 27, 2017 — filed under: ,
National Institute of Public Finance & Policy organized a round-table on privacy and data protection on March 24, 2017 in New Delhi.
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Blog Entry How Aadhaar compromises privacy? And how to fix it?
by Sunil Abraham published Mar 31, 2017 last modified Apr 01, 2017 07:00 AM — filed under: , , ,
Aadhaar is mass surveillance technology. Unlike targeted surveillance which is a good thing, and essential for national security and public order – mass surveillance undermines security. And while biometrics is appropriate for targeted surveillance by the state – it is wholly inappropriate for everyday transactions between the state and law abiding citizens.
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Blog Entry Analysis of Key Provisions of the Aadhaar Act Regulations
by Amber Sinha published Mar 31, 2017 last modified Apr 03, 2017 02:05 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
In exercise of their powers under of the powers conferred by Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016, (Aadhaar Act) the UIDAI has come out with a set of five regulations in late 2016 last year. In this policy brief, we look at the five regulations, their key provisions and highlight point out the unresolved, issues, unaddressed, and created issues as result of these regulations.
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The Aadhaar of all things
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 03, 2017 — filed under: , ,
From a severely critical stand against Aadhaar in 2014, the Modi-led BJP in power has made a sharp U-turn to bulldoze its way into having every Indian scanned, tagged and labelled. A timeline of the country’s chequered date with the unique identification project.
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Blog Entry Beyond the PDP Bill: Governance Choices for the DPA
by Trishi Jindal and S.Vivek published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Nov 10, 2021 07:32 AM — filed under: , ,
This article examines the specific governance choices the Data Protection Authority (DPA) in India must deliberate on vis-à-vis its standard-setting function, which are distinct from those it will encounter as part of its enforcement and supervision functions.
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Blog Entry Techno-solutionist Responses to COVID-19
by Amber Sinha, Pallavi Bedi and Aman Nair published Aug 10, 2021 — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
The Indian state has increasingly adopted a digital approach to service delivery over the past decade, with vaccination being the latest area to be subsumed by this strategy. In the context of the need for universal vaccination, the limitations of the government’s vaccination platform Co-WIN need to be analysed.
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Law yet to catch up with tech-enabled peeping toms
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 08, 2012 — filed under: ,
Devices that give sharp images are the order of the day. But this clarity is lacking when it comes to regulating use of cameras and camera phones in public places, say policy makers.
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India ranks second globally in accessing private details of users
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 19, 2012 — filed under: , ,
According to the latest transparency report released by Google, India ranks second in the world for accessing private details of its citizens, only after the U.S. The Google report lists out requests it received from governments across the world to access details of users of its various services.
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Court’s approval needed to tap phones: Panel
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 22, 2012 — filed under: ,
Investigators can monitor a person for 15-20 days on executive orders in case of emergencies, suggests panel.
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