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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: , , , , , , , ,
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: , , , , , , ,
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: , , , , ,
An Urgent Need for the Right to Privacy
Along with a group of individuals and organisations from academia and civil society, we have drafted and are signatories to an open letter addressed to the ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Mar 17, 2016 07:40 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Press Release, March 15, 2016: The New Bill Makes Aadhaar Compulsory!
We published and circulated the following press release on March 15, 2016, to highlight the fact that the Section 7 of the Aadhaar Bill, 2016 states that ... by Amber Sinha last modified Mar 16, 2016 10:11 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Salient Points in the Aadhaar Bill and Concerns
Since the release of the Aadhaar Bill, the Centre for Internet and Society has been writing a number of posts analyzing the Bill and calling out problematic ... by Amber Sinha and Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2016 04:37 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Aadhaar Bill 2016 Evaluated against the National Privacy Principles
In this infographic, we evaluate the privacy provisions of the Aadhaar Bill 2016 against the national privacy principles developed by the Group of Experts on ... by Pooja Saxena and Amber Sinha last modified Mar 21, 2016 08:38 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Aadhaar data leaks not from UIDAI: Centre
Aadhaar is foolproof, it tells SC by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 08:27 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Workshop on Democratic Accountability in the Digital Age (Delhi, November 14-15)
IT for Change, along with Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) and National ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Dec 15, 2016 09:27 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Seminar on Understanding Financial Technology, Cashless India, and Forced Digitalisation (Delhi, January 24)
The Centre for Financial Accountability is organising a seminar on "Understanding Financial Technology, Cashless India, and Forced Digitalisation" on Tuesday, ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jan 23, 2017 01:17 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
"Will the Magic Number Deliver?" - Roundtable on Aadhaar at CSLG, JNU, April 26
The Centre for the Study of Law and Governance (CSLG), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), will organise a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, April 26, to ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Apr 20, 2016 10:49 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation Note on Model for Nation-wide Interoperable and Scalable Public Wi-Fi Networks
​This submission presents responses by the CIS on the ​Consultation Note on Model for Nation-wide Interoperable and Scalable Public Wi-Fi Networks published by ... by Japreet Grewal, Pranesh Prakash, Sharath Chandra, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Sunil Abraham, and Udbhav Tiwari, with expert comments from Amelia Andersdotter last modified Dec 12, 2016 01:59 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Workshop Report - UIDAI and Welfare Services: Exclusion and Countermeasures
This report presents summarised notes from a workshop organised by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) on Saturday, August 27, 2016, to discuss, raise ... by Vanya Rakesh last modified Dec 15, 2016 09:30 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Right to Food Campaign, Ranchi Convention, 2016
The Right to Food Campaign held its 2016 Convention in Ranchi during September 23-25, 2016. While three years have elapsed since the passage of the National ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Dec 15, 2016 09:10 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Comments on the Report of the Committee on Digital Payments (December 2016)
The Committee on Digital Payments constituted by the Ministry of Finance and chaired by Ratan P. Watal, Principal Advisor, NITI Aayog, submitted its report on ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Amber Sinha last modified Jan 12, 2017 12:32 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Flaws in the UIDAI Process
The accuracy of biometric identification depends on the chance of a false positive: the probability that the identifiers of two persons will match. Individuals ... by Hans Varghese Mathews last modified Mar 06, 2016 10:40 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
A comparison of the 2016 Aadhaar Bill, and the 2010 NIDAI Bill
This blog post does a clause-by-clause comparison of the provisions of National Identification Authority of India Bill, 2010 and the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery ... by Vanya Rakesh last modified Mar 09, 2016 04:08 AM — Filed under: , ,
UIDAI Practices and the Information Technology Act, Section 43A and Subsequent Rules
UIDAI practices and section 43A of the IT Act are analyzed in this post. by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 06, 2014 07:00 AM — Filed under: , ,
The Uncertain Future of India's Plan to Biometrically Identify Everyone
Last Sunday an 11-year-old boy in Andhra Pradesh, a state in southeast India, hung himself from a ceiling fan as his family slept. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 08, 2014 05:31 AM — Filed under: , ,
Can the Matters Dealt with in the Aadhaar Act be the Objects of a Money Bill?
In this infographic, we highlight the matters dealt with in the Aadhaar Act 2016, recently tabled in and passed by the Lok Sabha as a money bill, and consider ... by Pooja Saxena last modified Apr 24, 2016 02:15 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
The Aadhaar Act is Not a Money Bill
While the authority of the Lok Sabha Speaker is final and binding, Jairam Ramesh’s writ petition may allow the Supreme Court to question an incorrect ... by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 25, 2016 10:51 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Can the Aadhaar Act 2016 be Classified as a Money Bill?
In this infographic, we show if the Aadhaar Act 2016, recently tabled in and passed by the Lok Sabha as a money bill, can be classified as a money bill. The ... by Pooja Saxena last modified Apr 25, 2016 01:48 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Identity of the Aadhaar Act: Supreme Court and the Money Bill Question
A writ petition has been filed by former Union minister Jairam Ramesh on April 6 challenging the constitutionality and legality of the treatment of this Act as ... by Vanya Rakesh and Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified May 09, 2016 11:52 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Aadhaar Bill fails to incorporate suggestions by the Standing Committee
In 2011, a standing committee report led by Yashwant Sinha had been scathing in its indictments of the Aadhaar BIll introduced by the UPA government. Five ... by Amber Sinha last modified Mar 10, 2016 03:58 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Aadhaar Bill 2016 & NIAI Bill 2010 - Comparing the Texts
This is a quick comparison of the texts of the Aadhaar Bill 2016 and the National Identification Authority of India Bill 2010. The new sections in the former ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Mar 09, 2016 11:25 AM — Filed under: , , ,
The New Aadhaar Bill in Plain English
We have put together a plain English version of the The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016. by Amber Sinha, Vanya Rakesh and Vipul Kharbanda last modified Mar 11, 2016 04:41 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Glaring Errors in UIDAI's Rebuttal
This response note by Pranesh Prakash questions Unique Identification Authority of India’s reply to Hans Verghese Mathews' article titled “Flaws in the UIDAI ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 18, 2016 03:22 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Request for Specifics: Rebuttal to UIDAI
Responding to the Unique Identification Authority of India’s article that found “serious mathematical errors” in “Flaws in the UIDAI Process” (EPW 12 March ... by Hans Varghese Mathews last modified Oct 30, 2016 03:06 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms, and Human Rights - Workshop Report
The Centre for Internet and Society held a one-day workshop on “Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms and Human Rights” at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on the ... by Vidushi Marda, Akash Deep Singh and Geethanjali Jujjavarapu last modified Nov 18, 2016 12:58 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,