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"Whatever happened to Privacy?" - International Activism Conference
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 08, 2013 last modified Feb 03, 2014 05:56 AM — filed under: ,
Maria Xynou gave a keynote speech and participated as a panelist on the "Suspect Societies" panel. The event was organized by Heinrich Boell Foundation in Berlin on December 5 and 6, 2013.
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"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.
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'Aadhaar' Of Your Existence Or Card Of Controversy?
by Prasad Krishna published May 03, 2017 last modified May 20, 2017 12:24 PM — filed under: , , ,
recent report estimates that details of 13 crore Aadhaar card holders have been leaked from four government websites. These include bank account details, income levels, addresses, even caste and religion details.
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'Attempts to censor the web ill-advised'
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 17, 2012 — filed under: ,
Amid concerted government attempts to censor the internet and the recent blocking of file-sharing websites due to a court order based on a petition by producers of a Tamil film, speakers at a discussion on Saturday felt that there was a fear of freedom of expression among those affected by it, primarily the powerful.
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Blog Entry 'Ethical Hacker' Saket Modi Calls for Stronger Cyber Security Discussions
by Kovey Coles published Aug 05, 2013 last modified Aug 05, 2013 01:11 PM — filed under: , ,
Twenty-two year old Saket Modi is the CEO and co-founder of Lucideus, a leading cyber security company in India which claims to have worked with 4 out of 5 top global e-commerce companies, 4 out of 10 top IT companies in the world, and 3 out of 5 top banks of the Asia Pacific.
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'I'm going to ruin you, dear'
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 03, 2014 last modified Sep 09, 2014 09:55 AM — filed under: , ,
Revenge porn is sweeping across the developed world. And now it's being seen in India. The culprit, says Prasun Chaudhuri, is often a former friend, partner, relative or colleague.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
'IRCTC’s Aadhaar play can violate SC order and derail National Security'
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 07, 2015 — filed under: ,
Your online railway bookings are going to become a wee bit more difficult if they aren’t already so.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
'Privacy Matters', Ahmedabad: Conference Report
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 31, 2011 last modified Apr 04, 2011 04:45 AM — filed under: ,
On 26 March 2011, civil society, lawyers, judges, students and NGO’s, gathered together at the Ahmedabad Management Association to take part in 'Privacy Matters' – a public conference organised by Privacy India in partnership with IDRC and Research Foundation for Governance in India (RFGI) — to discuss the challenges of privacy in India, with an emphasis on national security and privacy. The conference was opened by Prashant Iyengar, head researcher at Privacy India and Kanan Drhu, director of RFGI. Mr. Iyengar explained Privacy India’s mandate to raise awareness of privacy, spark civil action, and promote democratic dialogue around privacy challenges and violations in India. RFGI is a think tank established in 2009 which aims to research, promote, and implement various reforms to improve the legal and political process in Gujarat and across India. ‘Privacy Matters – Ahmedabad’ is the third conference out of the eight that Privacy India will be hosting across India. The next conference will take place in Hyderabad on 9 April 2011. It will focus on human rights and privacy.
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Blog Entry (Updated) Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public availability of Aadhaar Numbers with sensitive personal financial information
by Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali published May 01, 2017 last modified May 17, 2017 06:20 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Since its inception in 2009, the Aadhaar project has been shrouded in controversy due to various questions raised about privacy, technological issues, welfare exclusion, and security concerns. In this study, we document numerous instances of publicly available Aadhaar Numbers along with other personally identifiable information (PII) of individuals on government websites. This report highlights four government projects run by various government departments that have made sensitive personal financial information and Aadhaar numbers public on the project websites.
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Blog Entry 4 Popular Myths about UID
by Prashant Iyengar published Jan 22, 2011 last modified Jun 20, 2012 04:37 AM — filed under: ,
By now, there is already a lot of material in the public domain that is critical about the UID/Aadhar project, writes Prashant Iyengar in this blog entry published in Privacy India on January 22, 2011.
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