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Aadhaar marks a fundamental shift in citizen-state relations: From ‘We the People’ to ‘We the Government’
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. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 04, 2017 04:10 PM — Filed under: , , ,
It’s the technology, stupid
Eleven reasons why the Aadhaar is not just non-smart but also insecure. by Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 07, 2017 12:53 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Reliance Jio data leaked on website : report
Reliance Jio customer data was leaked on independent website magicapk.com, including details such as names, mobile numbers and email IDs , said a report. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 10, 2017 02:53 PM — Filed under: , ,
Social Activist Alleges Threat By Police Officer Over Possession of Aadhaar
Social activist Shabnam Hashmi recorded a policeman telling her those without address proof and Aadhaar could be “eliminated”. by Admin last modified Jul 20, 2017 02:31 PM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy is not a unidimensional concept
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 ... by Amber Sinha last modified Aug 07, 2017 08:02 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Will Only Legal Backing For Aadhaar Suffice?
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 ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 16, 2016 02:31 AM — Filed under: , ,
Press Release, March 11, 2016: The Law cannot Fix what Technology has Broken!
We published and circulated the following press release on March 11, 2016, as the Lok Sabha passed the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other ... by Japreet Grewal and Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 16, 2016 10:10 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
List of Recommendations on the Aadhaar Bill, 2016 - Letter Submitted to the Members of Parliament
On Friday, March 11, the Lok Sabha passed the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016. The Bill was ... by Amber Sinha, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Sunil Abraham, and Vanya Rakesh last modified Mar 21, 2016 08:50 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
A scheme in India to help the poor raises privacy concerns
India’s legislators are on Wednesday debating a law that would allow the government to collect biometric and demographic information from people in return for ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 17, 2016 03:08 AM — Filed under: , ,
Vulnerabilities in the UIDAI Implementation Not Addressed by the Aadhaar Bill, 2016
In this infographic, we document the various issues in the Aadhaar enrolment process implemented by the UIDAI, and highlight the vulnerabilities that the ... by Pooja Saxena and Amber Sinha last modified Mar 21, 2016 08:33 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Aadhaar: Govt will not compromise on national security
The government is confident that the Aadhaar Bill will be passed. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 22, 2016 03:51 PM — Filed under: , ,
India Still Trying To Turn Optional Aadhaar Identification Number Into A Mandatory National Identity System
from the sliding-down-the-slippery-slope-to-disaster dept by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 24, 2016 06:34 AM — Filed under: , ,
New regulations in place; Aadhaar Card records to be preserved for 7 yrs by Centre
UIDAI chief executive office ABP Pandey said that the concerns regarding Aadhar card-related benefits were "exaggerated" and that the agency will keep the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 17, 2016 02:46 PM — Filed under: , ,
Get an Aadhaar card if you don't have one
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 ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 04, 2017 03:39 PM — Filed under: , ,
India’s National ID Program May Be Turning The Country Into A Surveillance State
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 ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 07, 2017 12:49 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Privacy in the Age of Big Data
Personal data is freely accessible, shared and even sold, and those to whom this information belongs have little control over its flow. by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 11, 2017 02:43 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Opposition questions govt move to make Aadhaar must
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh claimed that the Aadhaar system was becoming an instrument of social exclusion rather than one of identity. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 12, 2017 02:19 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar: A widening net
As India makes Aadhaar compulsory for a range of services, concerns about potential data breaches remain more than six years after the govt started building ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 22, 2017 05:06 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Now, Aadhaar details displayed in Mizoram too
Contrary to the Centre’s assurances, government websites are revealing digital details of the poor, leaving them vulnerable to financial frauds and identity ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 27, 2017 04:59 PM — Filed under: , ,
Is Your Aadhar Biometrics Safe? Firms Accused Of Storing Biometrics And Using Them Illegally
Fears of Aadhar biometric security have been compounded as the government is sprinting towards the next phase of ‘cashless India’ and digitization by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 27, 2017 01:56 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Can the Judiciary Upturn the Lok Sabha Speaker’s Decision on Aadhaar?
When ruling on the petition filed by Jairam Ramesh challenging passing the Aadhaar Act as a money Bill, the court has differing precedents to look at. by Amber Sinha last modified Feb 27, 2017 03:44 PM — Filed under: , ,
Nasscom chief saying full data protection isn’t possible should wake us from our digital slumber
Considering India is rapidly moving towards a digital economy, the hurdles not withstanding, data and identity security are topics which have to be taken very ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 17, 2017 01:47 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Why We Should All Worry About The Mandatory Imposition Of Aadhaar
It appears that with each passing day, the government is linking an increasing number of benefits and government services to the 12-digit biometric-based ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 27, 2017 03:02 PM — Filed under: , ,
How Aadhaar compromises privacy? And how to fix it?
Aadhaar is mass surveillance technology. Unlike targeted surveillance which is a good thing, and essential for national security and public order – mass ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 01, 2017 07:00 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Analysis of Key Provisions of the Aadhaar Act Regulations
In exercise of their powers under of the powers conferred by Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016, ... by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 03, 2017 02:05 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
The Aadhaar of all things
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, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 03, 2017 03:46 PM — Filed under: , ,
Comments on the Statistical Disclosure Control Report
This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society, India (“CIS”) on the ​Statistical Disclosure Control Report published on March 30th ... by Srinivs Kodali and Amber Sinha last modified May 02, 2017 03:55 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Biggest blast on Aadhaar leak so far: govt sites leaked data of 13 crore people
In yet another shocking report of personal data breach in India, it has emerged that Aadhaar data of 13 crore people was put out on websites of four major ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 03, 2017 02:35 PM — Filed under: , ,
130 Million Aadhaar Numbers Were Made Public, Says New Report
The research report looks at four major government portals whose poor information security practices have exposed personal data including bank account details. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 06:32 AM — Filed under: , ,
Govt may have made 135 million Aadhaar numbers public: CIS report
CIS report says Aadhaar numbers leaked through government databases could be 100-135 million and bank accounts numbers leaked about 100 million. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 03, 2017 03:43 PM — Filed under: , ,