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India:Privacy in Peril
The danger of mass surveillance in India is for real. The absence of a regulating law is damning for Indians who want to protect their privacy against the ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Sep 25, 2013 09:56 AM — Filed under: ,
The Central Monitoring System: Some Questions to be Raised in Parliament
The following are some model questions to be raised in the Parliament regarding the lack of transparency in the central monitoring system. by Bhairav Acharya last modified Sep 25, 2013 10:30 AM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy Round Table, New Delhi (October 2013)
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), and DSCI cordially invite you to a "Privacy Round ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 28, 2013 02:52 AM — Filed under: , ,
An Analysis of the Cases Filed under Section 46 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 for Adjudication in the State of Maharashtra
This is a brief review of some of the cases related to privacy filed under section 46 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 ("the Act") seeking adjudication ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Oct 01, 2013 03:29 PM — Filed under: , ,
Is Your Aadhar Biometrics Safe? Firms Accused Of Storing Biometrics And Using Them Illegally
Fears of Aadhar biometric security have been compounded as the government is sprinting towards the next phase of ‘cashless India’ and digitization by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 27, 2017 01:56 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Can the Judiciary Upturn the Lok Sabha Speaker’s Decision on Aadhaar?
When ruling on the petition filed by Jairam Ramesh challenging passing the Aadhaar Act as a money Bill, the court has differing precedents to look at. by Amber Sinha last modified Feb 27, 2017 03:44 PM — Filed under: , ,
Nasscom chief saying full data protection isn’t possible should wake us from our digital slumber
Considering India is rapidly moving towards a digital economy, the hurdles not withstanding, data and identity security are topics which have to be taken very ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 17, 2017 01:47 AM — Filed under: , , ,
State of Digital Rights in India (Delhi, March 24)
The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi and the Internet Freedom Foundation, in association with Access Now, are hosting a ... by Japreet Grewal and Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Mar 27, 2017 01:21 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Why We Should All Worry About The Mandatory Imposition Of Aadhaar
It appears that with each passing day, the government is linking an increasing number of benefits and government services to the 12-digit biometric-based ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 27, 2017 03:02 PM — Filed under: , ,
Round Table on Privacy and Data Protection at NIPFP
National Institute of Public Finance & Policy organized a round-table on privacy and data protection on March 24, 2017 in New Delhi. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 27, 2017 04:02 PM — Filed under: ,
How Aadhaar compromises privacy? And how to fix it?
Aadhaar is mass surveillance technology. Unlike targeted surveillance which is a good thing, and essential for national security and public order – mass ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 01, 2017 07:00 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Analysis of Key Provisions of the Aadhaar Act Regulations
In exercise of their powers under of the powers conferred by Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016, ... by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 03, 2017 02:05 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
The Aadhaar of all things
From a severely critical stand against Aadhaar in 2014, the Modi-led BJP in power has made a sharp U-turn to bulldoze its way into having every Indian scanned, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 03, 2017 03:46 PM — Filed under: , ,
Beyond the PDP Bill: Governance Choices for the DPA
This article examines the specific governance choices the Data Protection Authority (DPA) in India must deliberate on vis-à-vis its standard-setting ... by Trishi Jindal and S.Vivek last modified Nov 10, 2021 07:32 AM — Filed under: , ,
Techno-solutionist Responses to COVID-19
The Indian state has increasingly adopted a digital approach to service delivery over the past decade, with vaccination being the latest area to be subsumed by ... by Amber Sinha, Pallavi Bedi and Aman Nair last modified Aug 10, 2021 03:34 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Law yet to catch up with tech-enabled peeping toms
Devices that give sharp images are the order of the day. But this clarity is lacking when it comes to regulating use of cameras and camera phones in public ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 08, 2012 08:06 AM — Filed under: ,
India ranks second globally in accessing private details of users
According to the latest transparency report released by Google, India ranks second in the world for accessing private details of its citizens, only after the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 19, 2012 04:49 AM — Filed under: , ,
Court’s approval needed to tap phones: Panel
Investigators can monitor a person for 15-20 days on executive orders in case of emergencies, suggests panel. by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 22, 2012 07:02 AM — Filed under: ,
Privacy Perspectives on the 2012 -2013 Goa Beach Shack Policy
CCTVs in India are increasingly being employed by private organizations and the government in India as a way to increase security and prevent/ deter crime from ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Oct 25, 2012 10:23 AM — Filed under: ,
Bolstering right to remain private
The Justice AP Shah panel has done to well to lay down an enforceable roadmap that can strengthen privacy laws in the country. It’s now for the legislature to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 29, 2012 09:00 AM — Filed under: ,
Biggest blast on Aadhaar leak so far: govt sites leaked data of 13 crore people
In yet another shocking report of personal data breach in India, it has emerged that Aadhaar data of 13 crore people was put out on websites of four major ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 03, 2017 02:35 PM — Filed under: , ,
130 Million Aadhaar Numbers Were Made Public, Says New Report
The research report looks at four major government portals whose poor information security practices have exposed personal data including bank account details. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 06:32 AM — Filed under: , ,
Govt may have made 135 million Aadhaar numbers public: CIS report
CIS report says Aadhaar numbers leaked through government databases could be 100-135 million and bank accounts numbers leaked about 100 million. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 03, 2017 03:43 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar numbers of 135 mn may have leaked, claims CIS report
Aadhaar numbers and personal information of as many as 135 million Indians could have been leaked from four government portals due to lack of IT security ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 12, 2017 03:40 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar: Are a billion identities at risk on India's biometric database
"My fingerprints and iris are mine and my own. The state cannot take away my body," a lawyer told India's Supreme Court last week. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 06:38 AM — Filed under: , ,
Meeting on Proactive Disclosure and Personal Data (Delhi, May 13, 5:30 pm)
CIS is organising an informal discussion on topics related to proactive disclosure and personal data thrown up by the recently published report by Amber Sinha ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified May 13, 2017 04:32 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Indian Government says it is still drafting privacy law, but doesn’t give timelines
by Prasad Krishna last modified May 15, 2017 02:10 AM — Filed under: ,
Plug data leak before imposing Aadhaar
As the Central government continues to expand the scope and boundaries of the applicability of Aadhaar, the unique identification number, even before the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 17, 2017 02:10 AM — Filed under: , ,
What’s Hard To Digest About The Zomato Hacking
Yet another day, yet another major security breach. But, this time it’s not a presidential candidate in the U.S. or the U.K.’s National Health Service. ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 09:22 AM — Filed under: , ,
UIDAI puts posers to CIS over Aadhaar data leak claim
Aadhaar-issuing authority UIDAI has asked research firm Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) to explain its sensational claim that 13 crore Aadhaar numbers ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 09:28 AM — Filed under: , , ,