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India’s Supreme Court hears challenge to biometric authentication system
by Prasad Krishna published May 03, 2017 last modified May 20, 2017 06:44 AM — filed under: , , ,
Two lawsuits being heard this week before India’s Supreme Court question a requirement imposed by the government that individuals should quote a biometrics-based authentication number when filing their tax returns.
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Blog Entry Digital native: Look before you (digitally) leap
by Nishant Shah published May 28, 2017 last modified Jun 08, 2017 01:22 AM — filed under: , ,
Creating a digital future is great, but there’s a serious need to secure the infrastructure first.
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Are biometrics hack-proof?
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 12, 2017 — filed under: , ,
There are growing concerns over biometric security in India. We ask the experts if biometrics can really be hacked.
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Blog Entry An Urgent Need for the Right to Privacy
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 16, 2016 last modified Mar 17, 2016 07:40 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Along with a group of individuals and organisations from academia and civil society, we have drafted and are signatories to an open letter addressed to the Union government and urging the same to "urgently take steps to uphold the constitutional basis to the right to privacy and fulfil it’s constitutional and international obligations." Here we publish the text of the open letter. Please follow the link below to support it by joining the signatories.
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Blog Entry Press Release, March 15, 2016: The New Bill Makes Aadhaar Compulsory!
by Amber Sinha published Mar 16, 2016 — filed under: , , , , , ,
We published and circulated the following press release on March 15, 2016, to highlight the fact that the Section 7 of the Aadhaar Bill, 2016 states that authentication of the person using her/his Aadhaar number can be made mandatory for the purpose of disbursement of government subsidies, benefits, and services; and in case the person does not have an Aadhaar number, s/he will have to apply for Aadhaar enrolment.
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Blog Entry Analysis of Aadhaar Act in the Context of A.P. Shah Committee Principles
by Vipul Kharbanda published Mar 17, 2016 last modified Mar 17, 2016 07:43 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Whilst there are a number of controversies relating to the Aadhaar Act including the fact that it was introduced in a manner so as to circumvent the majority of the opposition in the upper house of the Parliament and that it was rushed through the Lok Sabha in a mere eight days, in this paper we shall discuss the substantial aspects of the Act in relation to privacy concerns which have been raised by a number of experts. In October 2012, the Group of Experts on Privacy constituted by the Planning Commission under the chairmanship of Justice AP Shah Committee submitted its report which listed nine principles of privacy which all legislations, especially those dealing with personal should adhere to. In this paper, we shall discuss how the Aadhaar Act fares vis-à-vis these nine principles.
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Blog Entry Salient Points in the Aadhaar Bill and Concerns
by Amber Sinha and Elonnai Hickok published Mar 21, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
Since the release of the Aadhaar Bill, the Centre for Internet and Society has been writing a number of posts analyzing the Bill and calling out problematic areas and the implications of the same. This post is meant to contribute to this growing body of writing and call out our major concerns with the Bill.
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Blog Entry Aadhaar Bill 2016 Evaluated against the National Privacy Principles
by Pooja Saxena and Amber Sinha published Mar 21, 2016 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
In this infographic, we evaluate the privacy provisions of the Aadhaar Bill 2016 against the national privacy principles developed by the Group of Experts on Privacy led by the Former Chief Justice A.P. Shah in 2012. The infographic is based on Vipul Kharbanda’s article 'Analysis of Aadhaar Act in the Context of A.P. Shah Committee Principles,' and is designed by Pooja Saxena, with inputs from Amber Sinha.
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130 Million at Risk of Fraud After Massive Leak of Indian Biometric System Data
by Prasad Krishna published May 03, 2017 last modified May 20, 2017 12:36 PM — filed under: , , ,
A series of potentially calamitous leaks in India leave as many as 130 million people at risk of fraud or worse after caches of biometric and other personal data became accessible online.
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Blog Entry Seminar on Understanding Financial Technology, Cashless India, and Forced Digitalisation (Delhi, January 24)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jan 23, 2017 last modified Jan 23, 2017 01:17 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Financial Accountability is organising a seminar on "Understanding Financial Technology, Cashless India, and Forced Digitalisation" on Tuesday, January 24, at YWCA, Ashoka Road, New Delhi. Sumandro Chattapadhyay will participate in the seminar and speak on the emerging architecture of FinTech in India, as being developed and deployed by UIDAI and NPCI.
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