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PMO’s no to smart cards, insists on Aadhaar
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 20, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The government has decided to stop issuing new smart cards to beneficiaries of government schemes as Aadhaar is now backed by a law.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
"Will the Magic Number Deliver?" - Roundtable on Aadhaar at CSLG, JNU, April 26
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Apr 20, 2016 last modified Apr 20, 2016 10:49 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for the Study of Law and Governance (CSLG), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), will organise a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, April 26, to discuss the Aadhaar project and Act. Along with Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Prasanna S, Apar Gupta, and Chirashree Dasgupta, Sumandro Chattapadhyay will be one of the discussants. It will take place in the CSLG Conference Room at 6 pm.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation Note on Model for Nation-wide Interoperable and Scalable Public Wi-Fi Networks
by Japreet Grewal, Pranesh Prakash, Sharath Chandra, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Sunil Abraham, and Udbhav Tiwari, with expert comments from Amelia Andersdotter published Dec 12, 2016 last modified Dec 12, 2016 01:59 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
​This submission presents responses by the CIS on the ​Consultation Note on Model for Nation-wide Interoperable and Scalable Public Wi-Fi Networks published by the TRAI on November 15, 2016. Our analysis of the solution proposed in the Note, in brief, is that there is no need of a solution for non-existing interoperability problem for authentication and payment services for accessing public Wi-Fi networks. The proposed solution in this Note only adds to over-regulation in this sector, and does not incentivise new investment in the sector, but only establishes UIDAI and NPCI as the monopoly service providers for authentication and payment services.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Workshop Report - UIDAI and Welfare Services: Exclusion and Countermeasures
by Vanya Rakesh published Dec 14, 2016 last modified Mar 16, 2019 04:34 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
This report presents summarised notes from a workshop organised by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) on Saturday, August 27, 2016, to discuss, raise awareness of, and devise countermeasures to exclusion due to implementation of UID-based verification for and distribution of welfare services.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Right to Food Campaign, Ranchi Convention, 2016
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Sep 26, 2016 last modified Mar 16, 2019 04:40 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
The Right to Food Campaign held its 2016 Convention in Ranchi during September 23-25, 2016. While three years have elapsed since the passage of the National Food Security Act, despite improvements in the Public Distribution System (PDS), large implementation gaps remain. This is what the Convention focused on, and gathered researchers and campaigners from across the country to share experiences and case studies on effectiveness and exclusions from the PDS. Sumandro Chattapadhyay took part in a session of the Convention to discuss how UID-linked welfare delivery is being rolled out across key programmes like provision of pension and rationed distribution of essential commodities, and their impact on people's right to welfare services.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
How private companies are using Aadhaar to try to deliver better services (but there's a catch)
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 23, 2016 last modified Dec 23, 2016 02:04 AM — filed under: , ,
They are gathering more information on you.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Comments on the Report of the Committee on Digital Payments (December 2016)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Amber Sinha published Jan 12, 2017 last modified Jan 12, 2017 12:32 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Committee on Digital Payments constituted by the Ministry of Finance and chaired by Ratan P. Watal, Principal Advisor, NITI Aayog, submitted its report on the "Medium Term Recommendations to Strengthen Digital Payments Ecosystem" on December 09, 2016. The report was made public on December 27, and comments were sought from the general public. Here are the comments submitted by the Centre for Internet and Society.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
The soon-to-be launched Aadhaar Pay will let you make purchases using your fingerprint
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 16, 2017 — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Paying for your groceries and other goods by using your biometrics instead of an e-wallet, debit card or cash seems to be the next phase in the Centre’s ambitious push to shift the country to a “less cash” economy, as its mandarins term it.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India’s Digital ID Rollout Collides With Rickety Reality
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
India’s new digital identification system, years in the making and now being put into widespread use, has yet to deliver the new era of modern efficiency it promised for shop owner Om Prakash and customer Daya Chand.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media