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Why is the UIDAI cracking down on individuals that hoard Aadhaar data?
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 17, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Private firms' offer to print Aadhaar details on plastic card a breach of law.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Aadhaar Act and its Non-compliance with Data Protection Law in India
by Vanya Rakesh published Apr 14, 2016 last modified Apr 18, 2016 11:43 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This post compares the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, with India's data protection regime as articulated in the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011.
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Blog Entry FAQ on the Aadhaar Project and the Bill
by Elonnai Hickok, Vanya Rakesh, and Vipul Kharbanda published Apr 13, 2016 last modified Apr 13, 2016 02:06 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
This FAQ attempts to address the key questions regarding the Aadhaar/UIDAI project and the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 (henceforth, Bill). This is neither a comprehensive list of questions, nor does it contain fully developed answers. We will continue to add questions to this list, and edit/expand the answers, based on our ongoing research. We will be grateful to receive your comments, criticisms, evidences, edits, suggestions for new answers, and any other responses. These can either be shared as comments in the document hosted on Google Drive, or via tweets sent to the information policy team at @CIS_InfoPolicy.
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India's biometric database crosses billion-member mark
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 07, 2016 — filed under: , ,
India's biometric database notched up one billion members on Monday, as the government sought to allay concerns about privacy breaches in the world's biggest such scheme.
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Blog Entry Surveillance Project
by Sunil Abraham published Apr 05, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The Aadhaar project’s technological design and architecture is an unmitigated disaster and no amount of legal fixes in the Act will make it any better.
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Blog Entry Will Aadhaar Act Address India’s Dire Need For a Privacy Law?
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Mar 31, 2016 last modified Apr 05, 2016 04:01 PM — filed under: , ,
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Making Aadhaar Mandatory: Gamechanger For Governance?
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 24, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Why a programme that both the Congress and the BJP have hailed as transformational has divided Parliament this week? The Aadhaar Bill which was passed this week aims at facilitating government benefits and subsidies to citizens said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
How the government gains when private companies use Aadhaar
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 24, 2016 last modified Apr 01, 2016 03:58 PM — filed under: , ,
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Seven reasons why Parliament should debate the Aadhaar bill (and not pass it in a rush)
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 24, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Critics say the Aadhaar Bill does not address concerns over privacy, even as government is rushing the Bill without adequate parliamentary scrutiny.
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Debate: Five Aadhaar Myths that Don’t Stand Up to Scrutiny
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 23, 2016 last modified Apr 01, 2016 03:48 PM — filed under: , ,
We need to reboot the Aadhaar debate by asking why we want to create a centralised biometric database of Indian residents in the first place.
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