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Blog Entry Privacy in the Age of Big Data
by Amber Sinha published Apr 11, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Personal data is freely accessible, shared and even sold, and those to whom this information belongs have little control over its flow.
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India’s National ID Program May Be Turning The Country Into A Surveillance State
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 07, 2017 last modified Apr 07, 2017 12:49 PM — filed under: , , ,
For seven years, India’s government has been scanning the irises and fingerprints of its citizens into a massive database. The once voluntary program was intended to fix the country’s corrupt welfare schemes, but critics worry about its Orwellian overtones.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Get an Aadhaar card if you don't have one
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 04, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The Aadhaar number has been made compulsory for filing tax return. With both the government and private parties insisting on it for various activities despite the Supreme Court's assertion that is not mandatory, you need to get one at the earliest.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Digital native: You can check out, you can never leave
by Nishant Shah published Apr 02, 2017 last modified May 05, 2017 01:31 AM — filed under: , ,
Aadhaar is not something you define and opt into, it is something that defines you.
Located in RAW
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.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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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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.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media