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Blog Entry An Analysis of the Cases Filed under Section 46 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 for Adjudication in the State of Maharashtra
by Bhairav Acharya published Sep 30, 2013 last modified Oct 01, 2013 03:29 PM — filed under: , ,
This is a brief review of some of the cases related to privacy filed under section 46 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 ("the Act") seeking adjudication for alleged contraventions of the Act in the State of Maharashtra.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Is Your Aadhar Biometrics Safe? Firms Accused Of Storing Biometrics And Using Them Illegally
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 27, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Fears of Aadhar biometric security have been compounded as the government is sprinting towards the next phase of ‘cashless India’ and digitization
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Can the Judiciary Upturn the Lok Sabha Speaker’s Decision on Aadhaar?
by Amber Sinha published Feb 27, 2017 — filed under: , ,
When ruling on the petition filed by Jairam Ramesh challenging passing the Aadhaar Act as a money Bill, the court has differing precedents to look at.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Nasscom chief saying full data protection isn’t possible should wake us from our digital slumber
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 17, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Considering India is rapidly moving towards a digital economy, the hurdles not withstanding, data and identity security are topics which have to be taken very seriously. Since the demonetisation, a large part of the population who would never bother with digital transactions has suddenly come online. But there is no such thing as complete security of personal data, according to Nasscom chief R Chandrashekhar.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry State of Digital Rights in India (Delhi, March 24)
by Japreet Grewal and Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 23, 2017 last modified Mar 27, 2017 01:21 PM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi and the Internet Freedom Foundation, in association with Access Now, are hosting a discussion on The State of Digital Rights in India on March 24, 2017 (Friday) from 6.00 pm onwards at Lecture Room-I, India International Centre- Annexe, New Delhi. Japreet Grewal and Sumandro Chattapadhyay will participate in the panel discussions.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why We Should All Worry About The Mandatory Imposition Of Aadhaar
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 27, 2017 — filed under: , ,
It appears that with each passing day, the government is linking an increasing number of benefits and government services to the 12-digit biometric-based Aadhaar number for Indians, despite growing concerns around its data privacy and security.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Round Table on Privacy and Data Protection at NIPFP
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 27, 2017 — filed under: ,
National Institute of Public Finance & Policy organized a round-table on privacy and data protection on March 24, 2017 in New Delhi.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry How Aadhaar compromises privacy? And how to fix it?
by Sunil Abraham published Mar 31, 2017 last modified Apr 01, 2017 07:00 AM — filed under: , , ,
Aadhaar is mass surveillance technology. Unlike targeted surveillance which is a good thing, and essential for national security and public order – mass surveillance undermines security. And while biometrics is appropriate for targeted surveillance by the state – it is wholly inappropriate for everyday transactions between the state and law abiding citizens.
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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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The Aadhaar of all things
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 03, 2017 — filed under: , ,
From a severely critical stand against Aadhaar in 2014, the Modi-led BJP in power has made a sharp U-turn to bulldoze its way into having every Indian scanned, tagged and labelled. A timeline of the country’s chequered date with the unique identification project.
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