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Blog Entry Aadhaar marks a fundamental shift in citizen-state relations: From ‘We the People’ to ‘We the Government’
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 04, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Your fingerprints, iris scans, details of where you shop. Compulsory Aadhaar means all this data is out there. And it’s still not clear who can view or use it.
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Bengaluru cops' twitter handle in ethical storm
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 07, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The city's privacy activists are among the most strident in trying to prevent the Union government from gaining unprecedented access to citizens' personal information through Aadhaar. But in their own backyard, Bengaluru police have been publishing on Twitter the phone numbers of thousands of citizens reporting various crimes such as gambling on the streets, random quarrels and harassment of women.
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Privacy, what? Bengaluru police leaks 46,000 phone numbers on Twitter
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 07, 2017 — filed under: ,
Bengaluru police made the biggest goof up of all time by releasing private information of people who called 100 to complain since April 2015 and was seemingly unapologetic about the breach of privacy.
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Blog Entry It’s the technology, stupid
by Sunil Abraham published Mar 31, 2017 last modified Apr 07, 2017 12:53 PM — filed under: , , ,
Eleven reasons why the Aadhaar is not just non-smart but also insecure.
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Reliance Jio data leaked on website : report
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 10, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Reliance Jio customer data was leaked on independent website magicapk.com, including details such as names, mobile numbers and email IDs , said a report.
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Social Activist Alleges Threat By Police Officer Over Possession of Aadhaar
by Admin published Jul 20, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Social activist Shabnam Hashmi recorded a policeman telling her those without address proof and Aadhaar could be “eliminated”.
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Blog Entry Should an Inability to Precisely Define Privacy Render It Untenable as a Right?
by Amber Sinha published Aug 04, 2017 — filed under: ,
The judges may still be able to articulate the manner in which limits for a right to privacy may be arrived at, without explicitly specifying them.
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Blog Entry Privacy is not a unidimensional concept
by Amber Sinha published Aug 07, 2017 — 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 citizens in India to defend their individual autonomy in the face of invasive state actions purportedly for the public good. The ruling of this nine-judge bench will have far-reaching impact on the extent and scope of rights available to us all.
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Blog Entry The All India Privacy Symposium: Conference Report
by Natasha Vaz published Apr 15, 2012 last modified Apr 30, 2012 05:16 AM — filed under: , ,
Privacy India, the Centre for Internet and Society and Society in Action Group, with support from the International Development Research Centre, Privacy International and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative had organised the All India Privacy Symposium at the India International Centre in New Delhi, on February 4, 2012. Natasha Vaz reports about the event.
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Will Only Legal Backing For Aadhaar Suffice?
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 16, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Aadhaar is set to become mandatory, but the opponents of the scheme are not amused. Concerns about privacy of the Aadhaar number and the authenticity of the biometric data being collected have been expressed by people right from the beginning. But the government has not done much to address these issues.
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