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Biometrics: An ‘Angootha Chaap’ nation?

by Mukta Batra

This blog post throws light on the inconsistencies in biometric collection under the UID and NPR Schemes.

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UID and NPR: Towards Common Ground

by Prasad Krishna

The UID (Unique Identification) and NPR (National Population Register) are both government identity schemes that aggregate personal data, including biometric data for the provision of an identification factor, and aim to link them with the delivery of public utility services.

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UID: A Data Subject's Registration Tale

by Mukta Batra

A person who registered for UIDAI shares their experience of registering for the UID Number, on the condition of anonymity.

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The Aadhaar Case

by Vipul Kharbanda

In 2012 a writ petition was filed by Justice K.S. Puttaswamy in the Supreme Court of India challenging the policy of the government in making an Aadhaar card for every person in India and its later plans to link various government benefit schemes to the same.

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Zero Draft of Content Removal Best Practices White Paper

by Jyoti Panday

EFF and CIS Intermediary Liability Project is aimed towards the creation of a set of principles for intermediary liability in consultation with groups of Internet-focused NGOs and the academic community.

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CIS Cybersecurity Series (Part 21) – Gyanak Tsering

by Purba Sarkar

CIS interviews Gyanak Tsering, Tibetan monk in exile, as part of the Cybersecurity Series.

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CIS Cybersecurity Series (Part 20) – Saumil Shah

by Purba Sarkar

CIS interviews Saumil Shah, security expert, as part of the Cybersecurity Series.

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Privacy in Healthcare: Policy Guide

by Tanvi Mani

The Health Policy Guide seeks to understand what are the legal regulations governing data flow in the health sector — particularly hospitals, and how are these regulations implemented. Towards this objective, the research reviews data practices in a variety of public and private hospitals and diagnostics labs. The research is based on legislation, case law, publicly available documents, and anonymous interviews.

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Learning to Forget the ECJ's Decision on the Right to be Forgotten and its Implications

by Divij Joshi

“The internet never forgets” is a proposition which is equally threatening and promising.

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Second Privacy and Surveillance Roundtable

by Anandini K Rathore

On July 4, 2014, the Centre for Internet and Society in association with the Cellular Operators Association of India organized a privacy roundtable at the India International Centre. The primary aim was to gain inputs on what would constitute an ideal surveillance regime in India.

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