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India’s Data Protection Regime Must Be Built Through an Inclusive and Truly Co-Regulatory Approach
We must move India past its existing consultative processes for rule-making, which often prompts stakeholders to take adversarial and extremely one-sided ... by Amber Sinha last modified Jan 01, 2018 04:18 PM — Filed under: , ,
FIGI Symposium 2017
Innovative Approaches to Digital Financial Inclusion Challenges. by Admin last modified Jan 01, 2018 04:29 PM — Filed under: ,
Attempted data breach of UIDAI, RBI, ISRO and Flipkart is worrisome
Perhaps, we got lucky this time, but the ongoing problem of massive cyber-security breaches wouldn't stop at one thwarted attempt to steal sensitive ... by Admin last modified Jan 02, 2018 04:20 PM — Filed under: , ,
UIDAI denies any breach of Aadhaar database
Personal data, including biometric information, of citizens safe and secure, says UIDAI on Aadhaar data breach. by Admin last modified Jan 07, 2018 12:03 PM — Filed under: , ,
UIDAI introduces new two-layer security system to improve Aadhaar privacy
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced a system of virtual authentication for citizens enrolled on its database and limited the ... by Admin last modified Jan 16, 2018 11:08 PM — Filed under: , ,
Hammered government offers Virtual ID firewall to protect your Aadhaar
Days after reports surfaced claiming security breaches, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Wednesday announced the implementation of a new ... by Admin last modified Jan 16, 2018 11:34 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar Body Talked About Virtual ID 7 Years Ago, Put It Off: UIDAI Chief
"And at that time, it was felt that let us first give Aadhaar number, let us see how it plays out and then, at an appropriate time, this will be introduced," ... by Admin last modified Jan 16, 2018 11:42 PM — Filed under: , ,
Virtual Aadhaar ID: too little, too late?
Problems persist as many have already shared their 12-digit number with various entities, say experts by Admin last modified Jan 16, 2018 11:59 PM — Filed under: , ,
India To Introduce Virtual ID For Aadhaar To Strengthen Privacy
The government will introduce a virtual identification number for Aadhaar to help strengthen privacy following several instances of data leaks. by Admin last modified Jan 17, 2018 12:11 AM — Filed under: , ,
Another Step towards Privacy Law
A comparison between the 2012 experts’ report and the 2017 white paper on data protection. by Elonnai Hickok last modified Jan 18, 2018 01:50 AM — Filed under: ,
CIS Submission to the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India
This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society, India (“CIS”) on the ‘White Paper of the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection ... by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 18, 2018 04:39 PM — Filed under: , ,
Submission to the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India
This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society, India (“CIS”) on the ‘White Paper of the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection ... by Amber Sinha last modified Feb 05, 2018 01:39 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Financial Inclusion and the UID
Since 2009, when Nandan Nilekani began to envision and implement the Unique Identification Project, the UID authority has promoted the UID/Aadhaar scheme as a ... by elonnai hickok last modified Aug 23, 2011 10:36 AM — Filed under: ,
IISc students boycott UID, don’t want Big Brother to keep watch
The programme doesn’t have statutory backing. It is still in parliament by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 23, 2011 08:24 AM — Filed under: ,
Privacy and Governmental Databases
In our research we have found that most government databases are incrementally designed in response to developments and improvements that need to be ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:41 AM — Filed under: ,
The India Conference on Cyber Security and Cyber Governance
Following the success of CYFY 2013 the CYFY 2014 will be held from October 15 to 17, 2014 in New Delhi. The Centre for Internet and Society is a knowledge ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 13, 2014 07:10 AM — Filed under: ,
The Gujarat High Court Judgment on the Snoopgate Issue
by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Oct 27, 2014 04:40 AM — Filed under: ,
Google move is not good for netizens, say experts
Google's plan to merge data across 60 of its properties, which was announced last week, has drawn criticism from experts on the Internet, who are saying that ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 03, 2012 10:03 AM — Filed under: ,
India needs an independent privacy law, says NGO Privacy India
India needs an independent privacy law though there are a number of provisions in existing legislations that protect a citizen's privacy, according to an NGO ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 03, 2012 11:46 AM — Filed under: ,
Aadhaar Act and its Non-compliance with Data Protection Law in India
This post compares the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, with India's data protection regime as articulated in the Information Technology (Reasonable ... by Vanya Rakesh last modified Apr 18, 2016 11:43 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Why is the UIDAI cracking down on individuals that hoard Aadhaar data?
Private firms' offer to print Aadhaar details on plastic card a breach of law. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 17, 2016 04:16 PM — Filed under: , ,
The Last Chance for a Welfare State Doesn’t Rest in the Aadhaar System
Boosting welfare is the message, which is how Aadhaar is being presented in India. The Aadhaar system as a medium, however, is one that enables tracking, ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Apr 19, 2016 01:18 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Surveillance Technologies
The following post briefly looks at different surveillance technologies, and the growing use of the them in India. by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:40 AM — Filed under: ,
Interview with Mr. Reijo Aarnio - Finnish Data Protection Ombudsman
Maria Xynou recently interviewed Mr. Reijo Aarnio, the Finnish Data Protection Ombudsman, at the CIS' 5th Privacy Round Table. View this interview and gain an ... by Maria Xynou last modified Jul 19, 2013 01:02 PM — Filed under: ,
Parsing the Cyber Security Policy
An effective cyber-security policy must keep up with the rapid evolution of technology, and must never become obsolete. The standard-setting and review bodies ... by Chinmayi Arun last modified Jul 22, 2013 06:37 AM — Filed under: , ,
Snooping technology: Will CMS work in India?
The Indian government plans to spend $132 million on setting up its brand new Central Monitoring System this year. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 22, 2013 07:19 AM — Filed under: ,
Data protection experts slam state for sending mass SMSes
Experts in the field of data protection, privacy law and media have criticised the West Bengal government's mass SMS sent to individuals, companies and media ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 27, 2012 03:46 AM — Filed under: ,
Eight Key Privacy Events in India in the Year 2015
As the year draws to a close, we are enumerating some of the key privacy related events in India that transpired in 2015. Much like the last few years, this ... by Amber Sinha last modified Jan 03, 2016 05:43 AM — Filed under: ,
Unbundling Issues of Privacy, Data Security, Identity Matrics, for Financial Inclusion
This event was organized by Indicus Foundation and MicroSave on December 10, 2015 at the Metropolitan Hotel and Spa, New Delhi. Sunil Abraham was a speaker. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 03, 2016 10:45 AM — Filed under: ,
Human Rights in the Age of Digital Technology: A Conference to Discuss the Evolution of Privacy and Surveillance
The Centre for Internet and Society organised a conference in roundtable format called ‘Human Rights in the Age of Digital Technology: A Conference to discuss ... by Amber Sinha last modified Jan 11, 2016 02:12 AM — Filed under: ,