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Privacy is culture specific, MNCs hit by Aadhaar, says TRAI chief
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 07, 2017 — filed under: , ,
A clutch of petitions filed by those opposing what they call the unchecked use of Aadhaar is currently in the Supreme Court.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
New rules for govt agencies to ensure security of personal data
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 07, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The new rules put the onus on government departments and agencies to safeguard personal data or information held by them.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Aadhaar: Ushering in a Commercialized Era of Surveillance in India
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 07, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Since last year, Indian citizens have been required to submit their photograph, iris and fingerprint scans in order to access legal entitlements, benefits, compensation, scholarships, and even nutrition programs. Submitting biometric information is needed for the rehabilitation of manual scavengers, the training and aid of disabled people, and anti-retroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS patients. Soon police in the Alwar district of Rajasthan will be able to register criminals, and track missing persons through an app that integrates biometric information with the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network Systems (CCTNS).
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Centre brings in new safeguards following cases of Aadhaar data leaks on government websites
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 06, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The Centre has put in new safeguards following a number of cases of Aadhaar data leaks on government websites. All ministries are being asked to encrypt all Aadhaar data and personal financial details. Also, officials are being "sensitised" about legal consequences of data breach. And every government department is to now have one official responsible for Aadhaar data protection.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Online Trolls Attack Critics of India's Aadhaar State ID System
by Prasad Krishna published May 31, 2017 last modified Jun 07, 2017 01:34 PM — filed under: , ,
India's biometric state ID system has been leaking citizens’ data for months. When this information surfaced in April 2017, it stoked fears that the system could be used as an instrument of surveillance against Indian residents.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
BBMP faces ire for publishing pourakarmikas' Aadhaar details on website
by Prasad Krishna published May 29, 2017 last modified Jun 06, 2017 02:27 PM — filed under: , ,
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has published the Aadhaar details and other personal information of thousands of its pourakarmikas - civic workers who sweep streets and collect waste door-to-door.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Digital native: Look before you (digitally) leap
by Nishant Shah published May 28, 2017 last modified Jun 08, 2017 01:22 AM — filed under: , ,
Creating a digital future is great, but there’s a serious need to secure the infrastructure first.
Located in RAW
Sharad Sharma Apologises for Trolling Aadhaar Critics; Unmasking Ispirit's Controversial Trolling Program
by Prasad Krishna published May 26, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Last weekend I was at Aditi Mittal’s standup comedy show in Mumbai where she made a cheeky remark that stayed with me – “Do you guys know what India’s soft power is today? It is trolling!”
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
iSpirt's Sharad Sharma: Sorry, I trolled Aadhaar critics
by Prasad Krishna published May 26, 2017 last modified May 26, 2017 12:13 AM — filed under: , ,
Sharad Sharma, the man who is seen as one of the critical backbones of India's digital drive, profusely apologized on Tuesday for anonymously trolling those arguing for better privacy and security standards in Aadhaar.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Aadhaar Card: One Identity, Multiple Disorders
by Prasad Krishna published May 26, 2017 — filed under: , ,
It is still hazy to see the desperation of the union government to imposing the Aadhaar Card mandatory when matters related to Aadhaar Card are already sub judice.
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