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Blog Entry Linking Aadhaar with social media or ending encryption is counterproductive
by Sunil Abraham published Aug 28, 2019 — filed under: , ,
Should Aadhaar be used as KYC for social media accounts? We have recently seen a debate on this question with even the courts hearing arguments in favour and against such a move.
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Debate: Five Aadhaar Myths that Don’t Stand Up to Scrutiny
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 23, 2016 last modified Apr 01, 2016 03:48 PM — filed under: , ,
We need to reboot the Aadhaar debate by asking why we want to create a centralised biometric database of Indian residents in the first place.
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Pratap Vikram Singh - Why Aadhaar is Baseless?
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 17, 2016 last modified Apr 02, 2016 05:31 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This article by Pratap Vikram Singh, Governance Now, discusses the problems emerging out of the UIDAI project due to its lack of mechanisms for informed and granular consent, and for seeking recourse in the case of denial of service. The article quotes Sumandro Chattapadhyay and mentions Hans Varghese Mathew's work on the biometric basis of UIDAI. It was written before the Aadhaar bill was passed in Lok Sabha.
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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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Blog Entry Aadhaar: Still Too Many Problems
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 07, 2016 last modified Apr 06, 2016 03:31 PM — filed under: , ,
While one wishes to welcome govt’s attempt to bring Aadhaar within a legislative framework, the fact is there are too many problems that still remain unaddressed for one to be optimistic.
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Free Net advocates flay Trai's public Wi-Fi paper
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 20, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Stakeholders vouching for a cheap and open Internet have flagged concerns over privacy and regulatory hurdles.
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India's Aadhaar with biometric details of its billion citizens is making experts uncomfortable
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 14, 2017 — filed under: , ,
"Indians in general have yet to understand the meaning and essence of privacy," says Member of Parliament, Tathagata Satpathy.
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Blog Entry Will Aadhaar Act Address India’s Dire Need For a Privacy Law?
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Mar 31, 2016 last modified Apr 05, 2016 04:01 PM — filed under: , ,
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India's biometric database crosses billion-member mark
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 07, 2016 — filed under: , ,
India's biometric database notched up one billion members on Monday, as the government sought to allay concerns about privacy breaches in the world's biggest such scheme.
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Blog Entry FAQ on the Aadhaar Project and the Bill
by Elonnai Hickok, Vanya Rakesh, and Vipul Kharbanda published Apr 13, 2016 last modified Apr 13, 2016 02:06 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
This FAQ attempts to address the key questions regarding the Aadhaar/UIDAI project and the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 (henceforth, Bill). This is neither a comprehensive list of questions, nor does it contain fully developed answers. We will continue to add questions to this list, and edit/expand the answers, based on our ongoing research. We will be grateful to receive your comments, criticisms, evidences, edits, suggestions for new answers, and any other responses. These can either be shared as comments in the document hosted on Google Drive, or via tweets sent to the information policy team at @CIS_InfoPolicy.
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