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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.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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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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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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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Aadhaar: A widening net
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 22, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
As India makes Aadhaar compulsory for a range of services, concerns about potential data breaches remain more than six years after the govt started building the world’s largest biometric identification system.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India’s National ID Program May Be Turning The Country Into A Surveillance State
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 07, 2017 last modified Apr 07, 2017 12:49 PM — filed under: , , ,
For seven years, India’s government has been scanning the irises and fingerprints of its citizens into a massive database. The once voluntary program was intended to fix the country’s corrupt welfare schemes, but critics worry about its Orwellian overtones.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Aadhaar marks a fundamental shift in citizen-state relations: From ‘We the People’ to ‘We the Government’
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 04, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Your fingerprints, iris scans, details of where you shop. Compulsory Aadhaar means all this data is out there. And it’s still not clear who can view or use it.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Analysis of Key Provisions of the Aadhaar Act Regulations
by Amber Sinha published Mar 31, 2017 last modified Apr 03, 2017 02:05 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
In exercise of their powers under of the powers conferred by Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016, (Aadhaar Act) the UIDAI has come out with a set of five regulations in late 2016 last year. In this policy brief, we look at the five regulations, their key provisions and highlight point out the unresolved, issues, unaddressed, and created issues as result of these regulations.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry It’s the technology, stupid
by Sunil Abraham published Mar 31, 2017 last modified Apr 07, 2017 12:53 PM — filed under: , , ,
Eleven reasons why the Aadhaar is not just non-smart but also insecure.
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India’s biometric ID scans make sci-fi a reality
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 28, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
I have been thinking about my fingerprints and the secrets that may lie within my eyes — and whether I want to share them with the Indian government. I may not however have a choice.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media