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Blog Entry Linking Aadhaar with social media or ending encryption is counterproductive
by Sunil Abraham published Aug 28, 2019 — filed under: , ,
Should Aadhaar be used as KYC for social media accounts? We have recently seen a debate on this question with even the courts hearing arguments in favour and against such a move.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry A judicial overreach into matters of regulation
by Gurshabad Grover published Aug 28, 2019 — filed under: , ,
A PIL on Aadhaar sheds light on some problematic trends
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"Aadhaar Reduced Agency in Citizens and Empowered Those in Positions of Authority"
by Martin Moore published May 21, 2019 — filed under: ,
In the space of one election cycle, authoritarian governments, moneyed elites and fringe hackers figured out how to game elections, bypass democratic processes, and turn social networks into battlefields. Facebook, Google and Twitter – where our politics now takes place – have lost control and are struggling to claw it back. As our lives migrate online, we are gradually moving into a world of datafied citizens and real-time surveillance. The entire political landscape has changed, with profound consequences for democracy.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Submitted Your Biometrics for Aadhaar? Here’s How You Can Lock/Unlock That Data
by Admin published Jan 24, 2019 last modified Feb 02, 2019 02:09 AM — filed under: , ,
Did you know that UIDAI provides a facility that allows users to lock/unlock their Aadhaar biometric data online?
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Registering for Aadhaar in 2019
by Sunil Abraham published Jan 03, 2019 last modified Jan 03, 2019 02:59 PM — filed under: , ,
It is a lot less scary registering for Aadhaar in 2019 than it was in 2010, given how the authentication modalities have since evolved.
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Is Aadhaar Essential To Achieve Error-Free Electoral Rolls?
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 25, 2018 — filed under: , ,
The Election Commission’s plans to link Aadhaar with electoral rolls may have stirred a hornet’s nest.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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
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.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry National Health Stack: Data For Data’s Sake, A Manmade Health Hazard
by Murali Neelakantan, Swaraj Barooah, Swagam Dasgupta and Torsha Sarkar published Aug 17, 2018 last modified Sep 16, 2018 05:01 AM — filed under: , , ,
On Oct. 5, 2017, an HIV positive woman was denied admission in Hyderabad’s Osmania General Hospital even though she was entitled to free treatment under India’s National AIDS Control Organisation programme. Another incident around the same time witnessed a 24-year-old pregnant woman at Tikamgarh district hospital in Madhya Pradesh being denied treatment by hospital doctors once she tested positive for HIV. The patient reportedly delivered the twins outside the maternity ward after she was turned away by the hospital, but her newborn twin girls died soon after.
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Blog Entry Spreading unhappiness equally around
by Sunil Abraham published Jul 31, 2018 — filed under: , ,
The section of civil society opposed to Aadhaar is unhappy because the UIDAI and all other state agencies that wish to can process data non-consensually.
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