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Blog Entry Flaws in the UIDAI Process
by Hans Varghese Mathews published Mar 06, 2016 last modified Mar 06, 2016 10:40 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The accuracy of biometric identification depends on the chance of a false positive: the probability that the identifiers of two persons will match. Individuals whose identifiers match might be termed duplicands. When very many people are to be identified success can be measured by the (low) proportion of duplicands. The Government of India is engaged upon biometrically identifying the entire population of India. An experiment performed at an early stage of the programme has allowed us to estimate the chance of a false positive: and from that to estimate the proportion of duplicands. For the current population of 1.2 billion the expected proportion of duplicands is 1/121, a ratio which is far too high.
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Blog Entry A comparison of the 2016 Aadhaar Bill, and the 2010 NIDAI Bill
by Vanya Rakesh published Mar 09, 2016 — filed under: , ,
This blog post does a clause-by-clause comparison of the provisions of National Identification Authority of India Bill, 2010 and the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016
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The 12-digit conundrum
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 14, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Even as the Centre plans to link as many as 500 schemes to Aadhaar, concerns over data safety are rising. Richa Mishra reports.
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No ID, no benefits: thousands could lose lifeline under India’s biometric scheme
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 21, 2017 last modified Mar 22, 2017 02:27 PM — filed under: , ,
Controversial Aadhaar card restricts fundamental rights, argue critics, limiting access to free school meals and exposing 1 billion people to privacy risks.
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Privacy concerns multiply for Aadhaar, India’s national biometric identity registry
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 22, 2017 last modified Mar 22, 2017 02:38 PM — filed under: , ,
The largest and most sophisticated biometric identity system of any country in the world, India’s Aadhaar, is sparking new fears that the personal data it stores on more than 1.1 billion people could be vulnerable to exploitation.
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India’s biometric ID scans make sci-fi a reality
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 28, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
I have been thinking about my fingerprints and the secrets that may lie within my eyes — and whether I want to share them with the Indian government. I may not however have a choice.
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क्‍या आधार पर जल्दबाज़ी में है सरकार?
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 29, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Amber Sinha took part in a discussion on Aadhaar aired by NDTV on March 27, 2017.
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UIDAI declining multiple requests by police to share Indian citizens’ biometrics
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 06, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the governing agency in charge of Aadhaar, has declined multiple requests from all law enforcement agencies, including the Delhi Police, for biometrics of citizens for criminal investigations, according to a report by The Indian Express.
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Supreme Court sets up constitution bench to hear Aadhaar privacy issues
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 14, 2017 last modified Jul 14, 2017 10:55 AM — filed under: , ,
The Supreme Court ‘s five-judge constitution bench will also decide if the Aadhaar privacy issue should be heard by a larger bench.
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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.
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