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Aadhaar: Are a billion identities at risk on India's biometric database
by Prasad Krishna published May 12, 2017 last modified May 20, 2017 06:38 AM — filed under: , ,
"My fingerprints and iris are mine and my own. The state cannot take away my body," a lawyer told India's Supreme Court last week.
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Aadhaar: Govt will not compromise on national security
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 22, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The government is confident that the Aadhaar Bill will be passed.
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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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Aadhaar: Ushering in a Commercialized Era of Surveillance in India
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 07, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Since last year, Indian citizens have been required to submit their photograph, iris and fingerprint scans in order to access legal entitlements, benefits, compensation, scholarships, and even nutrition programs. Submitting biometric information is needed for the rehabilitation of manual scavengers, the training and aid of disabled people, and anti-retroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS patients. Soon police in the Alwar district of Rajasthan will be able to register criminals, and track missing persons through an app that integrates biometric information with the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network Systems (CCTNS).
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Blog Entry Aadhar: Privacy is not a unidimensional concept
by Amber Sinha published Jul 23, 2017 last modified Aug 23, 2017 01:50 AM — filed under: , ,
Right to privacy is important not only for our negotiations with the information age but also to counter the transgressions of a welfare state. A robust right to privacy is essential for all Indian citizens to defend their individual autonomy in the face of invasive state actions purportedly for the public good.
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After Supreme Court Setback, Fintech Firms Await Clarity On Aadhaar
by Admin published Oct 01, 2018 — filed under: , ,
The 12-digit Aadhaar number is now out of bounds for fintech companies in India.
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Blog Entry An Urgent Need for the Right to Privacy
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 16, 2016 last modified Mar 17, 2016 07:40 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Along with a group of individuals and organisations from academia and civil society, we have drafted and are signatories to an open letter addressed to the Union government and urging the same to "urgently take steps to uphold the constitutional basis to the right to privacy and fulfil it’s constitutional and international obligations." Here we publish the text of the open letter. Please follow the link below to support it by joining the signatories.
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Blog Entry Analysis of Aadhaar Act in the Context of A.P. Shah Committee Principles
by Vipul Kharbanda published Mar 17, 2016 last modified Mar 17, 2016 07:43 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Whilst there are a number of controversies relating to the Aadhaar Act including the fact that it was introduced in a manner so as to circumvent the majority of the opposition in the upper house of the Parliament and that it was rushed through the Lok Sabha in a mere eight days, in this paper we shall discuss the substantial aspects of the Act in relation to privacy concerns which have been raised by a number of experts. In October 2012, the Group of Experts on Privacy constituted by the Planning Commission under the chairmanship of Justice AP Shah Committee submitted its report which listed nine principles of privacy which all legislations, especially those dealing with personal should adhere to. In this paper, we shall discuss how the Aadhaar Act fares vis-à-vis these nine principles.
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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.
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And now, Aadhaar-enabled smartphones for easy verification and money transfer
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 12, 2016 — filed under: , ,
As reported earlier, the Indian government has planned to make Aadhaar-enabled smartphones , with which users would be able to self-authenticate and let businesses and banks verify the identity of their clients. This would also help in the government's aim of a cashless society.
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