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Aadhaar: A widening net
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 22, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
As India makes Aadhaar compulsory for a range of services, concerns about potential data breaches remain more than six years after the govt started building the world’s largest biometric identification system.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
11th Meeting of Information Systems Security Sectional Committee (LITD 17)
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 19, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Udbhav Tiwari represented CIS at this meeting organized by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) at Manak Bhavan, New Delhi on April 13, 2017.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Opposition questions govt move to make Aadhaar must
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 12, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh claimed that the Aadhaar system was becoming an instrument of social exclusion rather than one of identity.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Privacy in the Age of Big Data
by Amber Sinha published Apr 11, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Personal data is freely accessible, shared and even sold, and those to whom this information belongs have little control over its flow.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Privacy, what? Bengaluru police leaks 46,000 phone numbers on Twitter
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 07, 2017 — filed under: ,
Bengaluru police made the biggest goof up of all time by releasing private information of people who called 100 to complain since April 2015 and was seemingly unapologetic about the breach of privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Bengaluru cops' twitter handle in ethical storm
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 07, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The city's privacy activists are among the most strident in trying to prevent the Union government from gaining unprecedented access to citizens' personal information through Aadhaar. But in their own backyard, Bengaluru police have been publishing on Twitter the phone numbers of thousands of citizens reporting various crimes such as gambling on the streets, random quarrels and harassment of women.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Right to be Forgotten: A Tale of Two Judgements
by Amber Sinha published Apr 07, 2017 — filed under: , ,
In the last few months, there have been contrasting judgments from two Indian high courts, Karnataka and Gujarat, on matters relating to the right to be forgotten. The two high courts heard pleas on issues to do the right of individuals to have either personal information redacted from the text of judgments available online or removal of such judgment from publically available sources.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Aadhaar marks a fundamental shift in citizen-state relations: From ‘We the People’ to ‘We the Government’
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 04, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Your fingerprints, iris scans, details of where you shop. Compulsory Aadhaar means all this data is out there. And it’s still not clear who can view or use it.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Get an Aadhaar card if you don't have one
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 04, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The Aadhaar number has been made compulsory for filing tax return. With both the government and private parties insisting on it for various activities despite the Supreme Court's assertion that is not mandatory, you need to get one at the earliest.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media