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Blog Entry Aadhaar Act and its Non-compliance with Data Protection Law in India
by Vanya Rakesh published Apr 14, 2016 last modified Apr 18, 2016 11:43 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This post compares the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, with India's data protection regime as articulated in the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Why is the UIDAI cracking down on individuals that hoard Aadhaar data?
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 17, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Private firms' offer to print Aadhaar details on plastic card a breach of law.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The Last Chance for a Welfare State Doesn’t Rest in the Aadhaar System
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Apr 19, 2016 last modified Apr 19, 2016 01:18 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Boosting welfare is the message, which is how Aadhaar is being presented in India. The Aadhaar system as a medium, however, is one that enables tracking, surveillance, and data monetisation. This piece by Sumandro Chattapadhyay was published in The Wire on April 19, 2016.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Surveillance Technologies
by Elonnai Hickok published Apr 05, 2011 last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:40 AM — filed under: ,
The following post briefly looks at different surveillance technologies, and the growing use of the them in India.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
Blog Entry Interview with Mr. Reijo Aarnio - Finnish Data Protection Ombudsman
by Maria Xynou published Jul 19, 2013 — filed under: ,
Maria Xynou recently interviewed Mr. Reijo Aarnio, the Finnish Data Protection Ombudsman, at the CIS' 5th Privacy Round Table. View this interview and gain an insight on recommendations for better data protection in India!
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Parsing the Cyber Security Policy
by Chinmayi Arun published Jul 22, 2013 — filed under: , ,
An effective cyber-security policy must keep up with the rapid evolution of technology, and must never become obsolete. The standard-setting and review bodies will therefore need to be very nimble, says Chinmayi Arun.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Snooping technology: Will CMS work in India?
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 22, 2013 — filed under: ,
The Indian government plans to spend $132 million on setting up its brand new Central Monitoring System this year.
Located in News & Media
Data protection experts slam state for sending mass SMSes
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 27, 2012 — filed under: ,
Experts in the field of data protection, privacy law and media have criticised the West Bengal government's mass SMS sent to individuals, companies and media houses through private mobile networks last Friday. Lara Choksey reports this in an article published in the Statesman on March 25, 2012.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry Eight Key Privacy Events in India in the Year 2015
by Amber Sinha published Dec 31, 2015 last modified Jan 03, 2016 05:43 AM — filed under: ,
As the year draws to a close, we are enumerating some of the key privacy related events in India that transpired in 2015. Much like the last few years, this year, too, was an eventful one in the context of privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Unbundling Issues of Privacy, Data Security, Identity Matrics, for Financial Inclusion
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 10, 2015 last modified Jan 03, 2016 10:45 AM — filed under: ,
This event was organized by Indicus Foundation and MicroSave on December 10, 2015 at the Metropolitan Hotel and Spa, New Delhi. Sunil Abraham was a speaker.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media