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Aadhaar data of over 13 crore people exposed: New report
Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO of UIDAI, the nodal body for Aadhaar, said, “There is no data leak from UIDAI.” by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 08:57 AM — Filed under: , ,
UIDAI remains silent on #Aadhaarleaks of 13 crore users through government portals
As the arguments for making Aadhaar mandatory go on, is there any way to stem the leaks and identify who exactly has all this information. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 11:06 AM — Filed under: , ,
১৩ কোটি আধার তথ্য ফাঁস চার সরকারি পোর্টাল থেকে! বিস্ফোরক দাবি রিপোর্টে
খোদ সরকারি পোর্টাল থেকে কয়েক কোটি আধার নম্বর ও যাবতীয় তথ্য ‘ফাঁস’! by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 11:45 AM — Filed under: , ,
135 MEELLION Indian government payment card details leaked
Legislation coming to beef up Aadhaar card privacy, security. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 11:51 AM — Filed under: , ,
'Aadhaar' Of Your Existence Or Card Of Controversy?
recent report estimates that details of 13 crore Aadhaar card holders have been leaked from four government websites. These include bank account details, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 12:24 PM — Filed under: , , ,
iSpirt's Sharad Sharma: Sorry, I trolled Aadhaar critics
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 ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 26, 2017 12:13 AM — Filed under: , ,
Sharad Sharma Apologises for Trolling Aadhaar Critics; Unmasking Ispirit's Controversial Trolling Program
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 ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 26, 2017 01:08 AM — Filed under: , ,
BBMP faces ire for publishing pourakarmikas' Aadhaar details on website
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has published the Aadhaar details and other personal information of thousands of its pourakarmikas - civic ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 06, 2017 02:27 PM — Filed under: , ,
Provide hacker details, outfit that claimed data leak told
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the regulatory authority for Aadhaar, has written to a Bengaluru-based research organisation, Centre for ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 12:14 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar: Ushering in a Commercialized Era of Surveillance in India
Since last year, Indian citizens have been required to submit their photograph, iris and fingerprint scans in order to access legal entitlements, benefits, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 12:45 PM — Filed under: , ,
Debate over #Aadhaar Turns Nasty as Critics Accuse Supporters of Online Trolling
Internet Freedom Foundation’s Kiran Jonnalagadda has alleged that iSPIRT and its co-founder Sharad Sharma set up fake Twitter profiles to harass, intimidate ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 01:09 PM — Filed under: , ,
Online Trolls Attack Critics of India's Aadhaar State ID System
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 ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 01:34 PM — Filed under: , ,
New law to unlock data economy
Proposal has been sent to PMO for approval. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 12, 2017 01:10 AM — Filed under: , ,
Why did Nandan Nilekani praise a Twitter troll?
As the Supreme Court upholds the linking of ‘Aadhar’ with PAN, questions around ex-UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani praising iSPIRT head Sharad Sharma Twitter ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 12, 2017 01:34 AM — Filed under: , ,
Are biometrics hack-proof?
There are growing concerns over biometric security in India. We ask the experts if biometrics can really be hacked. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 12, 2017 01:39 AM — Filed under: , ,
Policy Brief: Oversight Mechanisms for Surveillance
by Elonnai Hickok last modified Nov 24, 2015 06:09 AM — Filed under: ,
Communication Rights in the Age of Digital Technology
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) invites you to a conference to discuss the evolution of privacy and surveillance in India on Friday, October 30, 2015 ... by rakesh last modified Oct 24, 2015 07:45 AM — Filed under: , , ,
UK DNA Database and the European Court of Human Rights: Lessons that India can Learn from Its Mistakes
On September 24, 2012, the Centre for Internet & Society in collaboration with the Alternative Law Forum invites the public to a talk with international ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 17, 2012 03:40 AM — Filed under: , ,
Online privacy should not come at the cost of security: Sunil Abraham
Sunil Abraham, Centre for Internet and Society’s executive director, on privacy laws and Internet penetration. by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 02, 2014 02:27 AM — Filed under: ,
Inventions that will make a difference
In an increasingly tech-driven world, what does 2014 have to offer? Geeta Padmanabhan turns the spotlight on some life-changing gadgets. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 12, 2014 11:07 AM — Filed under: ,
Counter Surveillance Panel: DiscoTech & Hackathon
We invite you to a Counter Surveillance DiscoTech and Hackathon at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore on Saturday, March 1, 2014 (9.00 a.m. to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 28, 2014 05:36 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Calcutta High Court Strengthens Whistle Blower Protection
Calcutta High Court has ordered for protection of whistle blower's privacy in its November 20, 2013 order. The court has directed the government to accept RTI ... by Divij Joshi last modified Feb 24, 2014 06:38 AM — 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: , , , , , ,
Are we Losing the Right to Privacy and Freedom of Speech on Indian Internet?
The article was published in DNA on March 10, 2016. by Amber Sinha last modified Mar 16, 2016 02:44 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Govt narrative on Aadhaar has not changed in the last six years: Sunil Abraham
The bill is basically the same as the UPA version, with some cosmetic changes, and some tokenism towards the right to privacy, says Abraham. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 16, 2016 04:37 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar is actually surveillance tech: Sunil Abraham
On March 12, the Lok Sabha passed the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016, paving the way for giving ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 16, 2016 05:07 PM — Filed under: , ,
Forget privacy, Aadhaar Bill gives too much power to the executive
The government promotes the Aadhaar programme because it believes the 12-digit unique identification number will let them track every penny spent from the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 17, 2016 02:44 PM — Filed under: , ,
India's billion-member biometric database raises privacy fears
India's parliament is set to pass legislation that gives federal agencies access to the world's biggest biometric database in the interests of national ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 17, 2016 03:25 PM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy Concerns Overshadow Monetary Benefits of Aadhaar Scheme
Since its inception in 2009, the Aadhaar system has been shrouded in controversy over issues of privacy, security and viability. It has been implemented ... by Pranesh Prakash and Amber Sinha last modified Mar 17, 2016 04:12 PM — Filed under: , ,