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Aadhaar data leak: Take precautions while sharing info on websites, MEITy tells all depts
‘Publishing identity info is in clear contravention of the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016’ by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 02:59 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar assurances fail to assuage privacy concerns
While Aadhaar may be secure from external attacks, a failsafe system hasn’t been developed to protect it from Edward Snowden-style leakages and hacks. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 06:23 AM — Filed under: , ,
Will Aadhaar leaks be used as an excuse to shut out scrutiny of welfare schemes?
Aadhaar data of all 23 crore beneficiaries of Direct Benefit Transfer schemes could be publicly available, says a report by Centre for Internet and Society. by Anumeha Yadav last modified May 20, 2017 07:09 AM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar data leaks not from UIDAI: Centre
Aadhaar is foolproof, it tells SC by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 08:27 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
With digitisation at the forefront, government departments need to be cautious about digital security
The huge leak of Aadhar data from four websites belonging to a central ministry and the Andhra Pradesh government has been on the government radar for a ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 08:33 AM — Filed under: , ,
Around 130-135M Aadhaar Numbers published on 4 sites alone
“Therefore, there is no data leak, there is no systematic problem, but, if any one tries to be smart, the law ignites into action.” – Ravi Shankar Prasad, IT ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 10:52 AM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar data of 130 millions, bank account details leaked from govt websites: Report
Just how leaky is the Aadhaar data? A lot, says a study published by Centre for Internet and Society, a Bengaluru-based organisation (CIS). In a study ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 09:13 AM — 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 20, 2017 10:42 AM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar Details Of 13.5 Crore People Available On Government Sites
Up to 13.5 crore Aadhaar numbers can be easily accessed through government portals and nearly three-fourths of these are linked to bank accounts, said ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 11:00 AM — 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 20, 2017 11:10 AM — Filed under: , ,
आधार नंबर, नाम, पता, बैंक अकाउंट और दूसरी संवेदनशील जानकारियां लीक: CIS रिपोर्ट
एक तरफ भारत सरकार लोगों से अपना आधार कार्ड बनवाने और उसे जरूरी सर्विसों के साथ जोड़ने की अपील कर रही है. दूसरी तरफ लगातार सरकारी वेबसाइट्स से लोगों की आधार से ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 11:40 AM — Filed under: , , ,
130 Million at Risk of Fraud After Massive Leak of Indian Biometric System Data
A series of potentially calamitous leaks in India leave as many as 130 million people at risk of fraud or worse after caches of biometric and other personal ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 12:36 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Aadhaar Card: One Identity, Multiple Disorders
It is still hazy to see the desperation of the union government to imposing the Aadhaar Card mandatory when matters related to Aadhaar Card are already sub ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 26, 2017 12:01 AM — Filed under: , ,
Centre brings in new safeguards following cases of Aadhaar data leaks on government websites
The Centre has put in new safeguards following a number of cases of Aadhaar data leaks on government websites. All ministries are being asked to encrypt all ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 06, 2017 03:41 PM — Filed under: , ,
UIDAI asks Centre for Internet & Society to provide hacker details
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the regulatory authority for Aadhaar, has written to a Bengaluru-based research organisation, Centre for ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 12:21 PM — Filed under: , ,
New rules for govt agencies to ensure security of personal data
The new rules put the onus on government departments and agencies to safeguard personal data or information held by them. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 01:51 PM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy is culture specific, MNCs hit by Aadhaar, says TRAI chief
A clutch of petitions filed by those opposing what they call the unchecked use of Aadhaar is currently in the Supreme Court. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 01:57 PM — Filed under: , ,
UIDAI admits 210 government websites made Aadhaar details public
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has admitted that Aadhaar details were leaked on over 200 central and state government websites. by Admin last modified Nov 21, 2017 04:03 PM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy issues exist even without Aadhaar
There is a critical need for a data privacy regulator to penalize unauthorized disclosure of personal information. by Admin last modified Nov 23, 2017 04:12 PM — Filed under: , ,
What You Need To Worry About Before Linking Your Mobile Number With Aadhaar
As part of the directive issued by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) dated March 23, 2017, major telecom service providers have issued a deadline of ... by Admin last modified Nov 26, 2017 05:55 AM — Filed under: , ,
India Today Conclave Next 2017: Aadhaar was rushed, says MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar
Talking at the ongoing India Today Conclave Next 2017, MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar said that Aadhaar was rushed and foisted on the country by authorities that ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 26, 2017 06:41 AM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar verification at airports raises need for stricter data privacy regulations
The absence of legislation is letting companies compile and deploy sensitive personal information without legal oversight. by Admin last modified Nov 27, 2017 01:34 PM — Filed under: , ,
Comments by the Centre for Internet and Society on the Report of the Committee on Medium Term Path on Financial Inclusion
Apart from item-specific suggestions, CIS would like to make one broad comment with regard to the suggestions dealing with linking of Aadhaar numbers with bank ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Mar 01, 2016 01:53 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
"Aadhaar Reduced Agency in Citizens and Empowered Those in Positions of Authority"
In the space of one election cycle, authoritarian governments, moneyed elites and fringe hackers figured out how to game elections, bypass democratic ... by Martin Moore last modified May 21, 2019 03:33 PM — Filed under: ,
Workshop on Democratic Accountability in the Digital Age (Delhi, November 14-15)
IT for Change, along with Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) and National ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Dec 15, 2016 09:27 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Sunil Abraham on Aadhaar's misuse during demonetisation
Sunil Abraham spoke to Economic Times on the misuse of Aadhaar during demonetisation. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 19, 2017 01:35 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Seminar on Understanding Financial Technology, Cashless India, and Forced Digitalisation (Delhi, January 24)
The Centre for Financial Accountability is organising a seminar on "Understanding Financial Technology, Cashless India, and Forced Digitalisation" on Tuesday, ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jan 23, 2017 01:17 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Vidhi Doshi - Fingerprint Payments Prompt Privacy Fears in India (The Guardian)
This article by Vidhi Doshi on the use of Aadhaar-based payments by private companies in India was published by The Guardian on February 09, 2017. Sumandro ... by Vidhi Doshi last modified Feb 13, 2017 09:21 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Digital illusions
The Watal Committee’s report presents the government with an impossible road map to a cashless nirvana. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 16, 2017 02:53 PM — Filed under: , ,
No Genie At Your Fingertips
Aadhaar biometrics will now enable cashless shopping sans card and smartphone. A look at the hopes and fears. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 16, 2017 04:02 PM — Filed under: , ,