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Supreme Court provides partial relief for Aadhaar
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 18, 2015 — filed under: , ,
In a small but significant win for the government, the Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the use of the Aadhaar number for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, pensions by central and state governments, and the Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme, in addition to its current use in the public distribution system (PDS) and the distribution of cooking gas and kerosene.
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Supreme Court sets up constitution bench to hear Aadhaar privacy issues
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 14, 2017 last modified Jul 14, 2017 10:55 AM — filed under: , ,
The Supreme Court ‘s five-judge constitution bench will also decide if the Aadhaar privacy issue should be heard by a larger bench.
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Blog Entry Surveillance Project
by Sunil Abraham published Apr 05, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The Aadhaar project’s technological design and architecture is an unmitigated disaster and no amount of legal fixes in the Act will make it any better.
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Taking Cognisance of the Deeply Flawed System That Is Aadhaar
by Prasad Krishna published May 19, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Aadhaar and its many connotations have grown to be among the most burning issues on the Indian fore today, that every citizen aware of their rights should be taking note of.
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The 12-digit conundrum
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 14, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Even as the Centre plans to link as many as 500 schemes to Aadhaar, concerns over data safety are rising. Richa Mishra reports.
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Blog Entry The Aadhaar Act is Not a Money Bill
by Amber Sinha published Apr 25, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
While the authority of the Lok Sabha Speaker is final and binding, Jairam Ramesh’s writ petition may allow the Supreme Court to question an incorrect application of substantive principles. This article by Amber Sinha was published by The Wire on April 24, 2016.
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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 The Centre for Internet and Society’s Comments and Recommendations to the: Indian Privacy Code, 2018
by Shweta Mohandas, Elonnai Hickok, Amber Sinha and Shruti Trikanand published Jul 20, 2018 — filed under: , ,
The debate surrounding privacy has in recent times gained momentum due to the Aadhaar judgement and the growing concerns around the use of personal data by corporations and governments.
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The Dangers Of Aadhaar-Based Payments That No One Is Talking About
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2017 last modified Jan 17, 2017 02:39 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Less than three months ago, India’s banking sector was hit by a data breach which compromised 32 lakh debit cards and led to fraudulent transactions worth Rs 1.3 crore.
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Blog Entry The Last Chance for a Welfare State Doesn’t Rest in the Aadhaar System
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Apr 19, 2016 last modified Apr 19, 2016 01:18 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Boosting welfare is the message, which is how Aadhaar is being presented in India. The Aadhaar system as a medium, however, is one that enables tracking, surveillance, and data monetisation. This piece by Sumandro Chattapadhyay was published in The Wire on April 19, 2016.
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