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PMO’s no to smart cards, insists on Aadhaar
The government has decided to stop issuing new smart cards to beneficiaries of government schemes as Aadhaar is now backed by a law. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 20, 2016 02:19 AM — Filed under: , ,
"Will the Magic Number Deliver?" - Roundtable on Aadhaar at CSLG, JNU, April 26
The Centre for the Study of Law and Governance (CSLG), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), will organise a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, April 26, to ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Apr 20, 2016 10:49 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation Note on Model for Nation-wide Interoperable and Scalable Public Wi-Fi Networks
​This submission presents responses by the CIS on the ​Consultation Note on Model for Nation-wide Interoperable and Scalable Public Wi-Fi Networks published by ... by Japreet Grewal, Pranesh Prakash, Sharath Chandra, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Sunil Abraham, and Udbhav Tiwari, with expert comments from Amelia Andersdotter last modified Dec 12, 2016 01:59 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Workshop Report - UIDAI and Welfare Services: Exclusion and Countermeasures
This report presents summarised notes from a workshop organised by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) on Saturday, August 27, 2016, to discuss, raise ... by Vanya Rakesh last modified Mar 16, 2019 04:34 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Right to Food Campaign, Ranchi Convention, 2016
The Right to Food Campaign held its 2016 Convention in Ranchi during September 23-25, 2016. While three years have elapsed since the passage of the National ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Mar 16, 2019 04:40 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
How private companies are using Aadhaar to try to deliver better services (but there's a catch)
They are gathering more information on you. by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 23, 2016 02:04 AM — Filed under: , ,
Comments on the Report of the Committee on Digital Payments (December 2016)
The Committee on Digital Payments constituted by the Ministry of Finance and chaired by Ratan P. Watal, Principal Advisor, NITI Aayog, submitted its report on ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Amber Sinha last modified Jan 12, 2017 12:32 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The soon-to-be launched Aadhaar Pay will let you make purchases using your fingerprint
Paying for your groceries and other goods by using your biometrics instead of an e-wallet, debit card or cash seems to be the next phase in the Centre’s ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 16, 2017 03:14 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
The Dangers Of Aadhaar-Based Payments That No One Is Talking About
Less than three months ago, India’s banking sector was hit by a data breach which compromised 32 lakh debit cards and led to fraudulent transactions worth Rs ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 17, 2017 02:39 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
India’s Digital ID Rollout Collides With Rickety Reality
India’s new digital identification system, years in the making and now being put into widespread use, has yet to deliver the new era of modern efficiency it ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 17, 2017 03:35 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Flaws in the UIDAI Process
The accuracy of biometric identification depends on the chance of a false positive: the probability that the identifiers of two persons will match. Individuals ... by Hans Varghese Mathews last modified Mar 06, 2016 10:40 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
A comparison of the 2016 Aadhaar Bill, and the 2010 NIDAI Bill
This blog post does a clause-by-clause comparison of the provisions of National Identification Authority of India Bill, 2010 and the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery ... by Vanya Rakesh last modified Mar 09, 2016 04:08 AM — Filed under: , ,
The 12-digit conundrum
Even as the Centre plans to link as many as 500 schemes to Aadhaar, concerns over data safety are rising. Richa Mishra reports. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 14, 2017 01:50 PM — Filed under: , ,
No ID, no benefits: thousands could lose lifeline under India’s biometric scheme
Controversial Aadhaar card restricts fundamental rights, argue critics, limiting access to free school meals and exposing 1 billion people to privacy risks. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 22, 2017 02:27 PM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy concerns multiply for Aadhaar, India’s national biometric identity registry
The largest and most sophisticated biometric identity system of any country in the world, India’s Aadhaar, is sparking new fears that the personal data it ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 22, 2017 02:38 PM — Filed under: , ,
India’s biometric ID scans make sci-fi a reality
I have been thinking about my fingerprints and the secrets that may lie within my eyes — and whether I want to share them with the Indian government. I may not ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 28, 2017 02:45 AM — Filed under: , , ,
क्‍या आधार पर जल्दबाज़ी में है सरकार?
Amber Sinha took part in a discussion on Aadhaar aired by NDTV on March 27, 2017. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 29, 2017 03:52 AM — Filed under: , ,
UIDAI declining multiple requests by police to share Indian citizens’ biometrics
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the governing agency in charge of Aadhaar, has declined multiple requests from all law enforcement ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 06, 2017 03:25 PM — Filed under: , ,
Supreme Court sets up constitution bench to hear Aadhaar privacy issues
The Supreme Court ‘s five-judge constitution bench will also decide if the Aadhaar privacy issue should be heard by a larger bench. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 14, 2017 10:55 AM — Filed under: , ,
Centre to form panel to 'encrypt' MGNREGA-DBT database and prevent leaks
Around 5 crore bank accounts of active MGNREGA workers yet to be seeded with Aadhaar. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 14, 2017 10:46 AM — Filed under: , ,
Supreme Court provides partial relief for Aadhaar
In a small but significant win for the government, the Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the use of the Aadhaar number for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 18, 2015 05:01 AM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar by Numbers
Sunil Abraham will be addressing a public seminar at an event organized by National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) in New Delhi on Friday, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 11, 2016 04:36 PM — Filed under: , ,
Can the Matters Dealt with in the Aadhaar Act be the Objects of a Money Bill?
In this infographic, we highlight the matters dealt with in the Aadhaar Act 2016, recently tabled in and passed by the Lok Sabha as a money bill, and consider ... by Pooja Saxena last modified Apr 24, 2016 02:15 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
The Aadhaar Act is Not a Money Bill
While the authority of the Lok Sabha Speaker is final and binding, Jairam Ramesh’s writ petition may allow the Supreme Court to question an incorrect ... by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 25, 2016 10:51 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Can the Aadhaar Act 2016 be Classified as a Money Bill?
In this infographic, we show if the Aadhaar Act 2016, recently tabled in and passed by the Lok Sabha as a money bill, can be classified as a money bill. The ... by Pooja Saxena last modified Apr 25, 2016 01:48 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Panel Discussion on UID/ Aadhar act 2016 and its impact on Social, Security
Sunil Abraham was a speaker at this event organized by Students Christian Movement of India at SCM House in Bangalore on April 25, 2016. Mathew Thomas and Usha ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 28, 2016 05:02 PM — Filed under: , ,
11th Meeting of Information Systems Security Sectional Committee (LITD 17)
Udbhav Tiwari represented CIS at this meeting organized by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) at Manak Bhavan, New Delhi on April 13, 2017. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 19, 2017 02:57 AM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar seeding: benefits and concerns
Products and services such as bank accounts, life insurance policies and phone connections have to be linked with Aadhaar. But is this of any real help? by Admin last modified Nov 23, 2017 02:02 AM — Filed under: , ,
Identity of the Aadhaar Act: Supreme Court and the Money Bill Question
A writ petition has been filed by former Union minister Jairam Ramesh on April 6 challenging the constitutionality and legality of the treatment of this Act as ... by Vanya Rakesh and Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified May 09, 2016 11:52 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Submitted Your Biometrics for Aadhaar? Here’s How You Can Lock/Unlock That Data
Did you know that UIDAI provides a facility that allows users to lock/unlock their Aadhaar biometric data online? by Admin last modified Feb 02, 2019 02:09 AM — Filed under: , ,