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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: , ,
Analysis of Aadhaar Act in the Context of A.P. Shah Committee Principles
Whilst there are a number of controversies relating to the Aadhaar Act including the fact that it was introduced in a manner so as to circumvent the majority ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Mar 17, 2016 07:43 PM — 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: , , , , , , ,
In India, Biometric Data Storage Sparks Demands for Privacy Laws
In India, calls for strict privacy laws are growing after this week's passage of a measure that allows federal agencies access to biometric data of the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 23, 2016 02:27 AM — Filed under: , ,
Seven reasons why Parliament should debate the Aadhaar bill (and not pass it in a rush)
Critics say the Aadhaar Bill does not address concerns over privacy, even as government is rushing the Bill without adequate parliamentary scrutiny. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 24, 2016 02:25 AM — Filed under: , ,
Making Aadhaar Mandatory: Gamechanger For Governance?
Why a programme that both the Congress and the BJP have hailed as transformational has divided Parliament this week? The Aadhaar Bill which was passed this ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 24, 2016 06:50 AM — Filed under: , ,
Report on the 1st Privacy Round Table meeting
This report entails an overview of the discussions and recommendations of the first Privacy Round Table meeting in New Delhi, on 13th April 2013. by Maria Xynou last modified Jul 30, 2013 11:11 AM — Filed under: , ,
Meeting of a Sub-committee on DNA Profiling Bill in Hyderabad
A sub-committee has been constituted as per the recommendations of the Expert Committee of DNA Profiling Bill. The sub-committee will have a meeting in ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 21, 2013 06:21 AM — Filed under: ,
More than a Hundred Global Groups Make a Principled Stand against Surveillance
For some time now there has been a need to update understandings of existing human rights law to reflect modern surveillance technologies and techniques. by Elonnai Hickok last modified Jul 31, 2013 02:26 PM — Filed under: ,
Guidelines for the Protection of National Critical Information Infrastructure: How Much Regulation?
July has been a busy month for cyber security in India. Beginning with the release of the country’s first National Cyber Security Policy on July 2 and followed ... by Jonathan Diamond last modified Aug 01, 2013 04:48 AM — Filed under: , ,