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Attempted data breach of UIDAI, RBI, ISRO and Flipkart is worrisome
by Admin published Oct 04, 2017 last modified Jan 02, 2018 04:20 PM — filed under: , ,
Perhaps, we got lucky this time, but the ongoing problem of massive cyber-security breaches wouldn't stop at one thwarted attempt to steal sensitive information from the biggest and most important databases.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
UIDAI denies any breach of Aadhaar database
by Admin published Jan 07, 2018 last modified Jan 07, 2018 12:03 PM — filed under: , ,
Personal data, including biometric information, of citizens safe and secure, says UIDAI on Aadhaar data breach.
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UIDAI introduces new two-layer security system to improve Aadhaar privacy
by Admin published Jan 16, 2018 — filed under: , ,
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced a system of virtual authentication for citizens enrolled on its database and limited the access available to service providers in a move aimed at allaying widespread concern over security breaches that have dogged the world's largest repository of citizen data.
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Hammered government offers Virtual ID firewall to protect your Aadhaar
by Admin published Jan 16, 2018 last modified Jan 16, 2018 11:34 PM — filed under: , ,
Days after reports surfaced claiming security breaches, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Wednesday announced the implementation of a new security protocol that would remove the need to divulge Aadhaar numbers during authentication processes and limit third-party access to KYC details.
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Aadhaar Body Talked About Virtual ID 7 Years Ago, Put It Off: UIDAI Chief
by Admin published Jan 16, 2018 — filed under: , ,
"And at that time, it was felt that let us first give Aadhaar number, let us see how it plays out and then, at an appropriate time, this will be introduced," Ajay Bhushan Pandey, the chief executive officer of UIDAI, or the Unique Identification Authority of India said in an interview to NDTV this week. He called it an "extra layer of security" for the 119 crore people issued Aadhaar numbers.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Virtual Aadhaar ID: too little, too late?
by Admin published Jan 16, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Problems persist as many have already shared their 12-digit number with various entities, say experts
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India To Introduce Virtual ID For Aadhaar To Strengthen Privacy
by Admin published Jan 17, 2018 last modified Jan 17, 2018 12:11 AM — filed under: , ,
The government will introduce a virtual identification number for Aadhaar to help strengthen privacy following several instances of data leaks.
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Blog Entry Aadhaar Act and its Non-compliance with Data Protection Law in India
by Vanya Rakesh published Apr 14, 2016 last modified Apr 18, 2016 11:43 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This post compares the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, with India's data protection regime as articulated in the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Why is the UIDAI cracking down on individuals that hoard Aadhaar data?
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 17, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Private firms' offer to print Aadhaar details on plastic card a breach of law.
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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.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog