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Centre brings in new safeguards following cases of Aadhaar data leaks on government websites
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 ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 06, 2017 03:41 PM — Filed under: , ,
Open house on information breaches
On May 26, 2017 at the Has Geek open house participants discussed the state of information security in India the legal and regulatory measures that companies ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 12:41 AM — Filed under: ,
Microsoft says WannaCry ransomware must be a wake-up call for governments
Computer security experts said the current attack could have been much worse but for the quick action of a young researcher in Britain who discovered a ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 12:55 AM — Filed under: ,
Chinese state media says U.S. should take some blame for cyber attack
"WannaCry is far and away the most severe malware attack so far in 2017, and the spread of this troubling ransomware is far from over". Since the global attack ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 01:12 AM — Filed under: ,
Noida cyber cell gives tips on preventing WannaCry attack
The attackers targeted a weakness found in older versions of Microsoft Windows. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 01:18 AM — Filed under: ,
UIDAI asks Centre for Internet & Society to provide hacker details
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 12:21 PM — Filed under: , ,
New rules for govt agencies to ensure security of personal data
The new rules put the onus on government departments and agencies to safeguard personal data or information held by them. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 01:51 PM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy is culture specific, MNCs hit by Aadhaar, says TRAI chief
A clutch of petitions filed by those opposing what they call the unchecked use of Aadhaar is currently in the Supreme Court. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 01:57 PM — Filed under: , ,
Explore money apps but watch your data
Financial apps may appear to be free but before you install them, read their privacy policies to know what you may be signing away. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 08, 2017 12:46 PM — Filed under: ,
Short-Term Consultant Required: Events Coordinator
CIS wishes to commission the planning of 3 privacy meetings in total, scheduled during May and June. Meetings should be well-organized, planned and promoted ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 13, 2012 11:22 AM — Filed under:
DNA Database for Missing Persons and Unidentified Dead Bodies
This blog discusses the possible implications of the public interest litigation that has been placed before the Supreme Court petitioning for the establishment ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Nov 04, 2014 03:46 PM — Filed under: ,
Open Letter to "Not" Recognize India as Data Secure Nation till Enactment of Privacy Legislation
India shouldn't be granted the status of "data secure nation" by Europe until it enacts a suitable privacy legislation, points out the Centre for Internet and ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Jul 12, 2013 11:07 AM — Filed under: , ,
India Subject to NSA Dragnet Surveillance! No Longer a Hypothesis — It is Now Officially Confirmed
As of last week, it is officially confirmed that the metadata of everyone´s communications is under the NSA´s microscope. In fact, the leaked data shows that ... by Maria Xynou last modified Nov 06, 2013 10:20 AM — Filed under: , ,
Fourth Discussion Meeting of the Expert Committee to Discuss the Draft Human DNA Profiling Bill
The fourth expert committee meeting was held on November 10, 2014 at the Department of Biotechnology to discuss the potential privacy concerns of the draft ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 08, 2014 04:07 PM — Filed under: ,
Identifying Aspects of Privacy in Islamic Law
This white paper seeks to identify aspects of privacy in Islamic Law and demonstrate that the notion of privacy was recognized and protected in traditional ... by Vidushi Marda and Bhairav Acharya last modified Jan 01, 2015 02:04 PM — Filed under: ,
Privacy, security and surveillance: tackling international dilemmas and dangers in the digital realm
Pranesh Prakash was a panelist in the session "Beyond the familiar: how do other countries deal with security and surveillance oversight?" The event was ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 15, 2014 12:56 PM — Filed under: ,
India takes its first serious step toward privacy regulation – but it may be misguided
The world’s second-most populous nation may be on the cusp of embracing privacy legislation. After several false starts the Indian government appears ready to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 15, 2013 06:39 AM — Filed under: ,
Cross Border Sharing of Data: Challenges and Solutions
Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) has been following the debates around MLAT process taking place globally and researching potential areas of tension in the ... by Admin last modified Nov 20, 2017 03:20 PM — Filed under: , ,
Breach Notifications: A Step towards Cyber Security for Consumers and Citizens
Through the Digital India project the Indian government is seeking to establish India as a digital nation at the forefront. Increasingly, this means having ... by Amelia Andersdotter last modified Nov 14, 2017 03:38 PM — Filed under: ,
National Privacy Workshop
Centre for Internet & Society is organizing a round-table to discuss the potential impact of numerous policy developments with wide ranging implications for ... by Admin last modified Dec 05, 2017 02:24 PM — Filed under: , ,
UIDAI admits 210 government websites made Aadhaar details public
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has admitted that Aadhaar details were leaked on over 200 central and state government websites. by Admin last modified Nov 21, 2017 04:03 PM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy issues exist even without Aadhaar
There is a critical need for a data privacy regulator to penalize unauthorized disclosure of personal information. by Admin last modified Nov 23, 2017 04:12 PM — Filed under: , ,
Roundtable on Data Integrity and Privacy
Amber Sinha attended a roundtable on data integrity and privacy organized by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) on November 18, 2017 in New Delhi. The ... by Admin last modified Nov 25, 2017 02:17 AM — Filed under: ,
What You Need To Worry About Before Linking Your Mobile Number With Aadhaar
As part of the directive issued by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) dated March 23, 2017, major telecom service providers have issued a deadline of ... by Admin last modified Nov 26, 2017 05:55 AM — Filed under: , ,
India Today Conclave Next 2017: Aadhaar was rushed, says MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar
Talking at the ongoing India Today Conclave Next 2017, MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar said that Aadhaar was rushed and foisted on the country by authorities that ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 26, 2017 06:41 AM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar verification at airports raises need for stricter data privacy regulations
The absence of legislation is letting companies compile and deploy sensitive personal information without legal oversight. by Admin last modified Nov 27, 2017 01:34 PM — Filed under: , ,
GDPR and India: A Comparative Analysis
At present, companies world over are in the process of assessing the impact that EU General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) will have on their businesses. by Aditi Chaturvedi last modified Nov 28, 2017 03:17 PM — Filed under: , ,
Comments by the Centre for Internet and Society on the Report of the Committee on Medium Term Path on Financial Inclusion
Apart from item-specific suggestions, CIS would like to make one broad comment with regard to the suggestions dealing with linking of Aadhaar numbers with bank ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Mar 01, 2016 01:53 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
New Bill to decide on individual’s right to privacy
A group of experts would identify issues relating to privacy and prepare a report to facilitate authoring the Privacy Bill. Vishwajoy Mukherjee's article was ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 07, 2012 07:19 AM — Filed under: ,
Data for Development: Mapping key considerations for policy and practice in India
On 24 April 2019 Arindrajit Basu delivered a talk at an event titled at Data for Development:Mapping key considerations for policy and practice in India at ... by Admin last modified Apr 25, 2019 03:17 PM — Filed under: ,