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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: , ,
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: , ,
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: , ,
Digital Native: Cause an Effect
Aadhaar is a self-contained safe system, its interaction with other data and information systems is also equally safe and benign. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 26, 2018 03:21 PM — Filed under: , ,
India's Latest Data Leak: People's Aadhaar Number And Bank Account Are Just One Google Search Away
Even Truecaller doesn't reveal this much. by Admin last modified Jul 13, 2018 03:18 PM — Filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society’s Comments and Recommendations to the: Indian Privacy Code, 2018
The debate surrounding privacy has in recent times gained momentum due to the Aadhaar judgement and the growing concerns around the use of personal data by ... by Shweta Mohandas, Elonnai Hickok, Amber Sinha and Shruti Trikanand last modified Jul 20, 2018 01:55 PM — Filed under: , ,
Spreading unhappiness equally around
The section of civil society opposed to Aadhaar is unhappy because the UIDAI and all other state agencies that wish to can process data non-consensually. by Sunil Abraham last modified Jul 31, 2018 02:49 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar Number vs the Social Security Number
This blog calls out the differences between the Aadhaar Number and the Social Security Number by Elonnai Hickok last modified Jul 24, 2015 01:24 AM — Filed under: , ,
(Updated) Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public availability of Aadhaar Numbers with sensitive personal financial information
Since its inception in 2009, the Aadhaar project has been shrouded in controversy due to various questions raised about privacy, technological issues, welfare ... by Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali last modified Mar 13, 2019 12:29 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
What privacy? 13 crore Aadhaar numbers accessible on government portals
At least 13 crore Aadhaar numbers and 10 crore bank account numbers are readily accessible on government portals, a report claims. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 03, 2017 02:39 PM — Filed under: , ,
13 crore Aadhaar numbers on four government websites compromised: Report
The lack of information security practices in key government websites which hosts Personally Identifiable Information (PII) has left citizens of the country ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 03, 2017 03:19 PM — Filed under: , ,
Around 13 crore Aadhaar numbers easily available on government portals, says report
A report by The Centre for Internet and Society claimed that around 13 crore Aadhaar numbers and 10 crore bank account numbers were easily accessible on four ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 03, 2017 03:29 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar Case: Beyond Privacy, An Issue of Bodily Integrity
The insertion of Section 139AA in the Income Tax Act has been challenged and is being heard by a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court. by Amber Sinha and Aradhya Sethia last modified May 03, 2017 04:02 PM — Filed under: , ,
En Inde, le biométrique version très grand public
Initiée en 2010, l’Aadhaar est désormais la plus grande base de données d’empreintes et d’iris au monde. Carte d’identité destinée aux 1,25 milliard d’Indiens, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 03, 2017 04:27 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar's the largest biometric database globally but it is leaky by design
It the largest biometric database in the world and it is fraught with security issues. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 12, 2017 03:35 PM — Filed under: , ,
Why Aadhaar leaks should worry you, and is biometrics really safe?
What’s worrying is that the UIDAI seems to always be in denial mode over security concerns. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 12, 2017 03:48 PM — Filed under: , ,
In The Biggest Data Leak, Info Of 13 Crore Aadhaar Card Holders Has Been Compromised And Is Available Online
The Modi government has been trying to make Aadhaar mandatory for everything from Income Tax return, buying a SIM card, bank transaction, train ticket, air ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 12, 2017 03:59 PM — Filed under: , ,
India is building a biometric database for 1.3 billion people — and enrollment is mandatory
Inside the buzzing enrollment agency, young professionals wearing slim-fitting jeans and lanyards around their necks tapped away at keyboards and fiddled with ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 12, 2017 04:22 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar security: Here's how your private information can be protected
Lock Aadhaar, and notify UIDAI if you get a one-time-password for a transaction you did not initiate by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 10:05 AM — Filed under: , ,
Taking Cognisance of the Deeply Flawed System That Is Aadhaar
Aadhaar and its many connotations have grown to be among the most burning issues on the Indian fore today, that every citizen aware of their rights should be ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 02:52 PM — Filed under: , ,