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Blog Entry Can the Matters Dealt with in the Aadhaar Act be the Objects of a Money Bill?
by Pooja Saxena published Apr 24, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
In this infographic, we highlight the matters dealt with in the Aadhaar Act 2016, recently tabled in and passed by the Lok Sabha as a money bill, and consider if these can be objects of a money bill. The infographic is designed by Pooja Saxena, based on information compiled by Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Amber Sinha.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Centre brings in new safeguards following cases of Aadhaar data leaks on government websites
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 06, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The Centre has put in new safeguards following a number of cases of Aadhaar data leaks on government websites. All ministries are being asked to encrypt all Aadhaar data and personal financial details. Also, officials are being "sensitised" about legal consequences of data breach. And every government department is to now have one official responsible for Aadhaar data protection.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Centre to form panel to 'encrypt' MGNREGA-DBT database and prevent leaks
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 14, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Around 5 crore bank accounts of active MGNREGA workers yet to be seeded with Aadhaar.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Checks and balances needed for mass surveillance of citizens, say experts
by Admin published Dec 16, 2017 — filed under: , ,
A number of measures are required to protect law-abiding citizens from mass surveillance and misuse of their personal data, according to top technology and legal experts.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation Note on Model for Nation-wide Interoperable and Scalable Public Wi-Fi Networks
by Japreet Grewal, Pranesh Prakash, Sharath Chandra, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Sunil Abraham, and Udbhav Tiwari, with expert comments from Amelia Andersdotter published Dec 12, 2016 last modified Dec 12, 2016 01:59 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
​This submission presents responses by the CIS on the ​Consultation Note on Model for Nation-wide Interoperable and Scalable Public Wi-Fi Networks published by the TRAI on November 15, 2016. Our analysis of the solution proposed in the Note, in brief, is that there is no need of a solution for non-existing interoperability problem for authentication and payment services for accessing public Wi-Fi networks. The proposed solution in this Note only adds to over-regulation in this sector, and does not incentivise new investment in the sector, but only establishes UIDAI and NPCI as the monopoly service providers for authentication and payment services.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Clarification on the Information Security Practices of Aadhaar Report
by Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali published Nov 05, 2018 last modified Nov 05, 2018 12:08 PM — filed under: , ,
We are issuing a second clarificatory statement on our report titled “Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public availability of Aadhaar numbers with sensitive personal financial information” published on May 1, 2017.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Comments by the Centre for Internet and Society on the Report of the Committee on Medium Term Path on Financial Inclusion
by Vipul Kharbanda published Feb 27, 2016 last modified Mar 01, 2016 01:53 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Apart from item-specific suggestions, CIS would like to make one broad comment with regard to the suggestions dealing with linking of Aadhaar numbers with bank accounts. Aadhaar is increasingly being used by the government in various departments as a means to prevent fraud, however there is a serious dearth of evidence to suggest that Aadhaar linkage actually prevents leakages in government schemes. The same argument would be applicable when Aadhaar numbers are sought to be utilized to prevent leakages in the banking sector.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Comments on the Report of the Committee on Digital Payments (December 2016)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Amber Sinha published Jan 12, 2017 last modified Jan 12, 2017 12:32 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Committee on Digital Payments constituted by the Ministry of Finance and chaired by Ratan P. Watal, Principal Advisor, NITI Aayog, submitted its report on the "Medium Term Recommendations to Strengthen Digital Payments Ecosystem" on December 09, 2016. The report was made public on December 27, and comments were sought from the general public. Here are the comments submitted by the Centre for Internet and Society.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Data for Governance, Governance of Data, and Data Anxieties
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jul 03, 2016 last modified Jul 03, 2016 05:59 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) organised a panel discussion on 'The Data Explosion – How the Internet of Things will Affect Media Freedom and Communication Systems?' at Deutsche Welle's Global Media Forum 2016, held in Bonn, Germany during June 13-15, 2016. Sumandro Chattapadhyay was invited as one of the panelists.
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