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Are biometrics hack-proof?
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 12, 2017 — filed under: , ,
There are growing concerns over biometric security in India. We ask the experts if biometrics can really be hacked.
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Blog Entry Digital native: Look before you (digitally) leap
by Nishant Shah published May 28, 2017 last modified Jun 08, 2017 01:22 AM — filed under: , ,
Creating a digital future is great, but there’s a serious need to secure the infrastructure first.
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Blog Entry FAQ on the Aadhaar Project and the Bill
by Elonnai Hickok, Vanya Rakesh, and Vipul Kharbanda published Apr 13, 2016 last modified Apr 13, 2016 02:06 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
This FAQ attempts to address the key questions regarding the Aadhaar/UIDAI project and the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 (henceforth, Bill). This is neither a comprehensive list of questions, nor does it contain fully developed answers. We will continue to add questions to this list, and edit/expand the answers, based on our ongoing research. We will be grateful to receive your comments, criticisms, evidences, edits, suggestions for new answers, and any other responses. These can either be shared as comments in the document hosted on Google Drive, or via tweets sent to the information policy team at @CIS_InfoPolicy.
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India’s biometric ID scans make sci-fi a reality
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 28, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
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 however have a choice.
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India’s Digital ID Rollout Collides With Rickety Reality
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
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 promised for shop owner Om Prakash and customer Daya Chand.
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India’s National ID Program May Be Turning The Country Into A Surveillance State
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 07, 2017 last modified Apr 07, 2017 12:49 PM — filed under: , , ,
For seven years, India’s government has been scanning the irises and fingerprints of its citizens into a massive database. The once voluntary program was intended to fix the country’s corrupt welfare schemes, but critics worry about its Orwellian overtones.
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India’s Supreme Court hears challenge to biometric authentication system
by Prasad Krishna published May 03, 2017 last modified May 20, 2017 06:44 AM — filed under: , , ,
Two lawsuits being heard this week before India’s Supreme Court question a requirement imposed by the government that individuals should quote a biometrics-based authentication number when filing their tax returns.
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Is Your Aadhar Biometrics Safe? Firms Accused Of Storing Biometrics And Using Them Illegally
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 27, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Fears of Aadhar biometric security have been compounded as the government is sprinting towards the next phase of ‘cashless India’ and digitization
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Blog Entry It’s the technology, stupid
by Sunil Abraham published Mar 31, 2017 last modified Apr 07, 2017 12:53 PM — filed under: , , ,
Eleven reasons why the Aadhaar is not just non-smart but also insecure.
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Blog Entry List of Recommendations on the Aadhaar Bill, 2016 - Letter Submitted to the Members of Parliament
by Amber Sinha, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Sunil Abraham, and Vanya Rakesh published Mar 16, 2016 last modified Mar 21, 2016 08:50 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
On Friday, March 11, the Lok Sabha passed the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016. The Bill was introduced as a money bill and there was no public consultation to evaluate the provisions therein even though there are very serious ramifications for the Right to Privacy and the Right to Association and Assembly. Based on these concerns, and numerous others, we submitted an initial list of recommendations to the Members of Parliaments to highlight the aspects of the Bill that require immediate attention.
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