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UID and NPR: Towards Common Ground
The UID (Unique Identification) and NPR (National Population Register) are both government identity schemes that aggregate personal data, including biometric ... by Mukta Batra last modified Oct 15, 2014 01:06 PM — Filed under: , , ,
They know where you are
With hotel-booking app routinely sharing real-time guest data with police and government, lives of those fleeing persecution is in danger, privacy advocates ... by Admin last modified Jan 18, 2019 02:14 AM — Filed under: ,
Cyber Policy Centres Meeting in Sri Lanka
Elonnai Hickok, Sunil Abraham and Ambika Tandon participated in this event organized by IDRC in Sri Lanka on January 11 - 14, 2019. by Admin last modified Jan 21, 2019 11:50 PM — Filed under: ,
The DNA Bill has a sequence of problems that need to be resolved
In its current form, it’s far from comprehensive and fails to adequately address privacy and security concerns. by Shweta Mohandas and Elonnai Hickok last modified Jan 15, 2019 02:36 AM — Filed under: , ,
Unpacking Data Protection Law: A Visual Representation
This visual explainer unpacking data protection law was developed by Amber Sinha (research) and Pooja Saxena (design), and published as part of the Data ... by Amber Sinha last modified Feb 15, 2018 01:22 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Data Privacy Forum
Amber Sinha took part in the Data Privacy Forum organized by the Asian Business Law Institute on February 7, 2018. The forum was held at the Supreme Court of ... by Admin last modified Mar 01, 2018 01:31 AM — Filed under: ,
White Paper on Data Protection and Privacy
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy is organizing a roundtable on data protection and privacy in New Delhi on March 8, 2018. Sunil Abraham is ... by Admin last modified Mar 07, 2018 02:57 PM — Filed under: ,
Supreme Court extends Aadhaar linking deadline till it passes verdict
The Supreme Court, however, allowed the government to seek Aadhaar numbers to transfer benefits of government schemes funded from the consolidated fund of ... by Admin last modified Mar 17, 2018 03:02 PM — Filed under: , ,
Cambridge Analytica scandal: How India can save democracy from Facebook
Hegemonic incumbents like Google and Facebook need to be tackled with regulation; govt should use procurement power to fund open source alternatives. by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 28, 2018 03:44 PM — Filed under: , , ,
If data is the new oil, how much does an Indian citizen lose?
Surveillance capitalism is the business model of the Internet, so what exactly are we talking about here? by Admin last modified Apr 03, 2018 03:42 PM — Filed under: ,
The scariest bill in Parliament is getting no attention – here’s what you need to know about it
A bill proposes creation of a national DNA data bank, without requisite safeguards for privacy, and opens the information to everything from civic disputes to ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Sep 13, 2015 07:56 AM — Filed under: ,
Regulation, misuse concerns still dog DNA profiling bill
Experts fear such data could be used for non-forensic purposes and are concerned about the vast powers to be vested in proposed DNA profiling board. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 13, 2015 08:32 AM — Filed under: , ,
Why the DNA Bill is open to misuse: Sunil Abraham
The Human DNA Profiling Bill, the law that regulates the collection, storage and use of the human genetic code, has attracted some strong criticism from civil ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Sep 13, 2015 08:37 AM — Filed under: , ,
Genetic Profiling: Is it all in the DNA?
A Bill seeks to make genetic profiling mandatory for the fight against crime—and generates a debate about the clash of ethics, freedom, science and data. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 13, 2015 09:47 AM — Filed under: , ,
India encryption policy draft faces backlash
The department of information technology is facing a backlash from industry experts, Internet watchers and netizens on its draft of the National Encryption ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 22, 2015 01:59 AM — Filed under: ,
To protect data, don’t opt for plastic or laminated Aadhaar card: UIDAI
Unauthorized printing of Aadhaar cards could render the QR (quick response) code dysfunctional or even expose personal data without an individual’s informed ... by Admin last modified Feb 07, 2018 01:00 AM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar: ‘Safety is regularly evolving‘
Experts say the new security features will significantly ensure there is no ‘large-scale theft of people‘s identity‘. Alnoor Peermohamed reports. by Admin last modified Feb 07, 2018 04:44 PM — Filed under: , ,
Linking Aadhaar to Facebook, Twitter: Possible witch-hunt or key to curb crime & fake news?
The Supreme Court has cautioned against linking users’ social media accounts with Aadhaar, saying it will impinge on citizens’ privacy. by Taran Deol and Revathi Krishanan last modified Aug 27, 2019 12:25 AM — Filed under: ,
Linking Aadhaar with social media or ending encryption is counterproductive
Should Aadhaar be used as KYC for social media accounts? We have recently seen a debate on this question with even the courts hearing arguments in favour and ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Aug 28, 2019 01:39 AM — Filed under: , ,
Capturing Gender and Class Inequities: The CCTVisation of Delhi
Ambika Tandon and Aayush Rathi generated empirical evidence about the CCTV programme well underway in Delhi. The case study was published by Centre for ... by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon last modified Sep 27, 2019 03:24 PM — Filed under: ,
The Mother and Child Tracking System - understanding data trail in the Indian healthcare systems
Reproductive health programmes in India have been digitising extensive data about pregnant women for over a decade, as part of multiple health information ... by Ambika Tandon last modified Dec 30, 2019 05:18 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Due Diligence Project FGD by UN Women
On October 11, 2019, Radhika Radhakrishnan attended a focussed group discussion at the UN House, New Delhi, organized by UN Women for their multi-country ... by Admin last modified Oct 20, 2019 07:11 AM — Filed under: , ,
NIPFP Seminar on Exploring Policy Issues in the Digital Technology Arena
Anubha Sinha participated in this seminar as a discussant on the "Regulating emerging technologies" panel. The event was held at Indian Institute of Advanced ... by Admin last modified Oct 20, 2019 07:40 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Conmen seed fake phone numbers in Google to trap people looking for customer care details
Googling for anything might seem like a good idea, but searching for contacts of businesses and customer care numbers is landing people in the hands of conmen. by Admin last modified Feb 01, 2019 03:22 PM — Filed under: ,
DSCI's Bangalore chapter meet
On January 29, 2019, Karan Saini and Gurshabad Grover participated in the Bangalore chapter meet organized by Data Security Council of India in Bangalore. by Admin last modified Feb 02, 2019 01:47 AM — Filed under: ,
Is the viral #10YearChallenge just another sneaky way for tech firms to gather users’ personal data?
Is it merely an exercise in nostalgia? Or is it providing fodder for facial recognition algorithms on ageing? by Admin last modified Feb 02, 2019 01:57 PM — Filed under: ,
CIS Submission to UN High Level Panel on Digital Co-operation
The High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation was convened by the UN Secretary-General to advance proposals to strengthen cooperation in the digital space among ... by Aayush Rathi, Ambika Tandon, Arindrajit Basu and Elonnai Hickok last modified Feb 19, 2019 01:41 AM — Filed under: , ,
Participation in the meeting of BIS LITD 17
Gurshabad Grover participated in the fifteenth meeting of the Information Systems Security and Biometrics Sectional Committee (LITD 17) of the Bureau of Indian ... by Admin last modified Mar 03, 2019 06:12 AM — Filed under: ,
Nullcon Security Conference
On March 1 and 2, 2019, Karan Saini attended the Nullcon Security Conference organized by Nullcon at Holiday Inn Resort, Mobor Beach, Cavelossim, Salcette, Goa. by Admin last modified Mar 07, 2019 02:40 PM — Filed under: ,
Seminar on “Evolution of communication: Social Media & Beyond”
Sunil Abraham will be a speaker at this event organized by TRAI on March 15 at Hotel Radisson Blu GRT, Near Airport, Chennai. Sunil will be speaking on How ... by Admin last modified Mar 07, 2019 02:52 PM — Filed under: , ,