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Sunil Abraham on Aadhaar's misuse during demonetisation
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 19, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Sunil Abraham spoke to Economic Times on the misuse of Aadhaar during demonetisation.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Vidhi Doshi - Fingerprint Payments Prompt Privacy Fears in India (The Guardian)
by Vidhi Doshi published Feb 10, 2017 last modified Feb 13, 2017 09:21 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
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 Chattapadhyay is quoted in the article.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Demonetisation Survey Limits the Range of Feedback that can be Provided by the User
by tiwari published Nov 24, 2016 last modified Nov 24, 2016 02:50 PM — filed under: , ,
The government has faced increasingly targeted attacks by the Opposition and the public on the merits of the demonetisation move carried out a fortnight ago. In an attempt to placate this ire and to create a feedback loop that directly engages with the public, the government has decided to conduct a mass survey to gauge public perception. The survey is hosted on the Narendra Modi mobile application that can be found on the Android and iOS app stores. This article will attempt to analyse the mobile application by looking at the design principles followed in the survey and the scope given to survey takers to express their true opinion of the demonetisation move.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Lack of clarity about cashless and online transactions makes digital payments more worrisome
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 02, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
Even as demonetisation pushes for more and more cashless and online transactions through, e-wallets, banks and other such apps, there is a serious lack of clarity on how these companies handle customer data, and how it is shared with other entities. "Data is the new oil," is an oft repeated phrase in nearly every technology related conversation that comes up anywhere in India today.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Digital native: The View from My Bubble
by Nishant Shah published Dec 05, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
In the digital world, the privileged have the power to deny a devastating crisis for the poor.
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Blog Entry Comments on the Report of the Committee on Digital Payments (December 2016)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Amber Sinha published Jan 12, 2017 last modified Jan 12, 2017 12:32 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Committee on Digital Payments constituted by the Ministry of Finance and chaired by Ratan P. Watal, Principal Advisor, NITI Aayog, submitted its report on the "Medium Term Recommendations to Strengthen Digital Payments Ecosystem" on December 09, 2016. The report was made public on December 27, and comments were sought from the general public. Here are the comments submitted by the Centre for Internet and Society.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
The soon-to-be launched Aadhaar Pay will let you make purchases using your fingerprint
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 16, 2017 — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Paying for your groceries and other goods by using your biometrics instead of an e-wallet, debit card or cash seems to be the next phase in the Centre’s ambitious push to shift the country to a “less cash” economy, as its mandarins term it.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Demonetisation: Cost Vs Benefit
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2017 — filed under: ,
Sunil Abraham took part in a discussion on Demonetisation in NDTV's Big Fight programme aired on December 24, 2016.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media