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Blog Entry State of Digital Rights in India (Delhi, March 24)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 23, 2017 last modified Mar 23, 2017 04:50 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi and the Internet Freedom Foundation, in association with Access Now, are hosting a discussion on The State of Digital Rights in India on March 24, 2017 (Friday) from 6.00 pm onwards at Lecture Room-I, India International Centre- Annexe, New Delhi. Sumandro Chattapadhyay will participate in the concluding panel discussion.
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Privacy concerns multiply for Aadhaar, India’s national biometric identity registry
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 22, 2017 last modified Mar 22, 2017 02:38 PM — filed under: , ,
The largest and most sophisticated biometric identity system of any country in the world, India’s Aadhaar, is sparking new fears that the personal data it stores on more than 1.1 billion people could be vulnerable to exploitation.
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No ID, no benefits: thousands could lose lifeline under India’s biometric scheme
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 21, 2017 last modified Mar 22, 2017 02:27 PM — filed under: , ,
Controversial Aadhaar card restricts fundamental rights, argue critics, limiting access to free school meals and exposing 1 billion people to privacy risks.
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EVMs: How transparent is the Indian election process?
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 17, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) have become a bone of contention after the results of the Assembly elections in five states were declared last Saturday and the BSP president Mayawati alleged tampering. The Congress party and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have called for a probe into her allegation. Social media too is abuzz with messages and videos showing how the machines can be allegedly manipulated to sway the votes in favour of a particular candidate.
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Nasscom chief saying full data protection isn’t possible should wake us from our digital slumber
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 17, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Considering India is rapidly moving towards a digital economy, the hurdles not withstanding, data and identity security are topics which have to be taken very seriously. Since the demonetisation, a large part of the population who would never bother with digital transactions has suddenly come online. But there is no such thing as complete security of personal data, according to Nasscom chief R Chandrashekhar.
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The 12-digit conundrum
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 14, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Even as the Centre plans to link as many as 500 schemes to Aadhaar, concerns over data safety are rising. Richa Mishra reports.
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Blog Entry Can the Judiciary Upturn the Lok Sabha Speaker’s Decision on Aadhaar?
by Amber Sinha published Feb 27, 2017 — filed under: , ,
When ruling on the petition filed by Jairam Ramesh challenging passing the Aadhaar Act as a money Bill, the court has differing precedents to look at.
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India To Let Private Companies Access Citizens’ Biometric Data
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 27, 2017 — filed under: ,
India, home to the world’s largest national biometric registry, plans to begin sharing citizens’ data with the country’s private companies and startups.
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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 Privacy Gaps in India's Digital India Project
by Anisha Gupta and Edited by Amber Sinha published Feb 21, 2017 — filed under: ,
This paper seeks to assess the privacy protections under 15 e-governance schemes: Soil Health Card, Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS), Project Panchdeep, U-Dise, Electronic Health Records, NHRM Smart Card, MyGov, eDistricts, Mobile Seva, Digi Locker, eSign framework for Aadhaar, Passport Seva, PayGov, National Land Records Modernization Programme (NLRMP), and Aadhaar.
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