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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: , ,
Making Voices Heard: Privacy, Inclusivity, and Accessibility of Voice Interfaces in India
We believe that voice interfaces have the potential to democratise the use of internet by addressing barriers such as accessibility concerns, lack of abilities ... by Shweta Mohandas last modified Dec 18, 2019 12:10 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
WhatsApp spy attack and after
Bengaluru experts analyse the Pegasus snooping scandal, and provide advice on what you can do about the gaping holes in your mobile phone security. by Theres Sudeep last modified Dec 15, 2019 05:06 AM — Filed under: ,
Power over privacy: New Personal Data Protection Bill fails to really protect the citizen’s right to privacy
Nikhil Pahwa throws light on the new personal data protection bill. by Nikhil Pahwa last modified Dec 15, 2019 05:57 AM — Filed under: ,
Data Infrastructures and Inequities: Why Does Reproductive Health Surveillance in India Need Our Urgent Attention?
In order to bring out certain conceptual and procedural problems with health monitoring in the Indian context, this article by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon ... by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon last modified Dec 30, 2019 04:44 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Call for Researchers: Welfare, Gender, and Surveillance
We are inviting applications for two researchers. Each researcher is expected to write a narrative essay that interrogates the modes of surveillance that ... by Ambika Tandon last modified Feb 13, 2020 03:05 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Comments to the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019
The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 11, 2019. by Amber Sinha, Elonnai Hickok, Pallavi Bedi, Shweta Mohandas, Tanaya Rajwade last modified Feb 21, 2020 10:13 AM — Filed under: , ,
A Compilation of Research on the PDP Bill
The most recent step in India’s initiative to create an effective and comprehensive Data Protection regime was the call for comments to the Personal Data ... by Pranav M B last modified Mar 05, 2020 08:04 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: , ,
Now, Twitter too caught up in Cambridge Analytica controversy
Twitter does not share a break-up of users by region, the platform has less than 100 million users in India. by Admin last modified May 02, 2018 02:49 AM — Filed under: , ,
Cyber experts say 'playground open' for influencing elections
Cyber experts said that under the provisions provided by 43 (A) of Indian IT Act, two types of data collection are completely legal: first, the data shared by ... by Admin last modified May 03, 2018 03:17 AM — Filed under: ,
Aadhaar data of over 89 lakh MNREGA workers in Andhra Pradesh leaked online
Independent security researcher Kodali Srinivas tweeted screenshots of Aadhaar data of 89,38,138 MNREGA workers available on the Andhra Pradesh Benefit ... by Admin last modified May 05, 2018 08:43 AM — Filed under: , ,
PAI WG Labor and Economy Meeting
Elonnai Hickok co-chaired the first PAI Labor and Economy WG in NYC on April 25, 2018. by Admin last modified May 05, 2018 09:35 AM — Filed under: ,
Aadhaar Remains an Unending Security Nightmare for a Billion Indians
Yesterday was the 38th and last day of hearings in the Supreme Court case challenging the constitutional validity of India’s biometric authentication ... by Admin last modified May 13, 2018 04:28 PM — Filed under: , ,
Indian Cricket Board Exposes Personal Data of Thousands of Players
The IT security researchers at Kromtech Security Center discovered a trove of personal and sensitive data belonging to around 15,000 to 20,000 Indian ... by Admin last modified May 18, 2018 05:01 AM — Filed under: , ,