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India Today Conclave Next 2017: Aadhaar was rushed, says MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 26, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Talking at the ongoing India Today Conclave Next 2017, MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar said that Aadhaar was rushed and foisted on the country by authorities that fail to first create a proper ecosystem. Chandrashekhar gave his comments at a keynote titled Privacy -- The Fundamental Right for the Digital Citizen.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Aadhaar verification at airports raises need for stricter data privacy regulations
by Admin published Nov 27, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The absence of legislation is letting companies compile and deploy sensitive personal information without legal oversight.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Comments by the Centre for Internet and Society on the Report of the Committee on Medium Term Path on Financial Inclusion
by Vipul Kharbanda published Feb 27, 2016 last modified Mar 01, 2016 01:53 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Apart from item-specific suggestions, CIS would like to make one broad comment with regard to the suggestions dealing with linking of Aadhaar numbers with bank accounts. Aadhaar is increasingly being used by the government in various departments as a means to prevent fraud, however there is a serious dearth of evidence to suggest that Aadhaar linkage actually prevents leakages in government schemes. The same argument would be applicable when Aadhaar numbers are sought to be utilized to prevent leakages in the banking sector.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
"Aadhaar Reduced Agency in Citizens and Empowered Those in Positions of Authority"
by Martin Moore published May 21, 2019 — filed under: ,
In the space of one election cycle, authoritarian governments, moneyed elites and fringe hackers figured out how to game elections, bypass democratic processes, and turn social networks into battlefields. Facebook, Google and Twitter – where our politics now takes place – have lost control and are struggling to claw it back. As our lives migrate online, we are gradually moving into a world of datafied citizens and real-time surveillance. The entire political landscape has changed, with profound consequences for democracy.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Workshop on Democratic Accountability in the Digital Age (Delhi, November 14-15)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Oct 31, 2016 last modified Dec 15, 2016 09:27 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
IT for Change, along with Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) and National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI), is organising a two day workshop on ‘Democratic Accountability in the Digital Age’. The workshop will focus on evolving a comprehensive policy approach to data based governance and digital democracy, grounded in a rights and social justice framework. It will be held at the United Service Institution of India, Delhi, during November 14-15, 2016. The CIS team to participate in the workshop includes Sumandro Chattapadhyay (speaker), Amber Sinha (speaker), Vanya Rakesh (participant), and Himadri Chatterjee (participant).
Located in Internet Governance / Events
Sunil Abraham on Aadhaar's misuse during demonetisation
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 19, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Sunil Abraham spoke to Economic Times on the misuse of Aadhaar during demonetisation.
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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.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Vidhi Doshi - Fingerprint Payments Prompt Privacy Fears in India (The Guardian)
by Vidhi Doshi published Feb 10, 2017 last modified Feb 13, 2017 09:21 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
This article by Vidhi Doshi on the use of Aadhaar-based payments by private companies in India was published by The Guardian on February 09, 2017. Sumandro Chattapadhyay is quoted in the article.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Digital illusions
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 16, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The Watal Committee’s report presents the government with an impossible road map to a cashless nirvana.
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No Genie At Your Fingertips
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 16, 2017 last modified Feb 16, 2017 04:02 PM — filed under: , ,
Aadhaar biometrics will now enable cashless shopping sans card and smartphone. A look at the hopes and fears.
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