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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 Mar 13, 2019 12:29 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.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry A Series of Op-eds on Data Protection
by Amber Sinha published Feb 19, 2018 — filed under: , , ,
I wrote a short series of three op-eds for Asia Times this week.
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Blog Entry CIS Comments on the National Strategy on Blockchain
by Vipul Kharbanda & Aman Nair published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Mar 22, 2021 05:34 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
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Blog Entry CIS comments on the Revised Non Personal Governance Framework Report
by Pallavi Bedi, Anubha Sinha and Aman Nair published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Mar 22, 2021 05:39 AM — filed under: ,
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Blog Entry Clause 12 Of The Data Protection Bill And Digital Healthcare: A Case Study
by Amber Sinha published Mar 01, 2022 — filed under: , , ,
In light of the state’s emerging digital healthcare apparatus, how does Clause 12 alter the consent and purpose limitation model?
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Blog Entry Comments on the Statistical Disclosure Control Report
by Srinivs Kodali and Amber Sinha published May 02, 2017 last modified Mar 13, 2019 12:28 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society, India (“CIS”) on the ​Statistical Disclosure Control Report published on March 30th by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
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Blog Entry Comments to National Digital Health Mission: Health Data Management Policy
by Shweta Mohandas, Pallavi Bedi, Shweta Reddy, and Saumyaa Naidu published Oct 05, 2020 — filed under: , , ,
CIS has submitted comments to the National Health Data Management Policy. We welcome the opportunity provided to our comments on the Policy and we hope that the final Policy will consider the interests of all the stakeholders to ensure that it protects the privacy of the individual while encouraging a digital health ecosystem.
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Blog Entry Demystifying Data Breaches in India
by Pawan Singh published Oct 17, 2022 — filed under: , , , ,
Despite the rate at which data breaches occur and are reported in the media, there seems to be little information about how and when they are resolved. This post examines the discourse on data breaches in India with respect to their historical forms, with a focus on how the specific terminology to describe data security incidents has evolved in mainstream news media reportage.
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Blog Entry Global Governance Futures 2027 - Session 3, New Delhi
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jan 15, 2017 — filed under: , , , ,
The Global Governance Futures program (GGF) initiated by Global Public Policy Institute and supported by Robert Bosch Stiftung brings together young professionals to look ahead ten years and recommend ways to address global challenges. Sumandro Chattapadhyay will join Ankhi Das (Facebook) and Arun Mohan Sukumar (Observer Research Foundation) on Tuesday, January 17, to discuss the "data governance" scenarios developed by the GGF 2027 Fellows.
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Blog Entry How Function Of State May Limit Informed Consent: Examining Clause 12 Of The Data Protection Bill
by Amber Sinha published Mar 01, 2022 — filed under: , , ,
The collective implication of leaving out ‘proportionality’ from Clause 12 is to provide very wide discretionary powers to the state.
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