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Making Aadhaar Mandatory: Gamechanger For Governance?
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 24, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Why a programme that both the Congress and the BJP have hailed as transformational has divided Parliament this week? The Aadhaar Bill which was passed this week aims at facilitating government benefits and subsidies to citizens said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Aadhaar data of over 89 lakh MNREGA workers in Andhra Pradesh leaked online
by Admin published Apr 27, 2018 last modified May 05, 2018 08:43 AM — filed under: , ,
Independent security researcher Kodali Srinivas tweeted screenshots of Aadhaar data of 89,38,138 MNREGA workers available on the Andhra Pradesh Benefit Disbursement Portal.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Aadhaar Remains an Unending Security Nightmare for a Billion Indians
by Admin published May 13, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Yesterday was the 38th and last day of hearings in the Supreme Court case challenging the constitutional validity of India’s biometric authentication programme. After weeks of arguments from both sides, the Supreme Court has now reserved the matter for judgement.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Indian Cricket Board Exposes Personal Data of Thousands of Players
by Admin published May 18, 2018 last modified May 18, 2018 05:01 AM — filed under: , ,
The IT security researchers at Kromtech Security Center discovered a trove of personal and sensitive data belonging to around 15,000 to 20,000 Indian applicants participating in cricket seasons 2015-2018.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Digital Native: Cause an Effect
by Nishant Shah published Jun 26, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Aadhaar is a self-contained safe system, its interaction with other data and information systems is also equally safe and benign.
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India's Latest Data Leak: People's Aadhaar Number And Bank Account Are Just One Google Search Away
by Admin published Jul 13, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Even Truecaller doesn't reveal this much.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The Centre for Internet and Society’s Comments and Recommendations to the: Indian Privacy Code, 2018
by Shweta Mohandas, Elonnai Hickok, Amber Sinha and Shruti Trikanand published Jul 20, 2018 — filed under: , ,
The debate surrounding privacy has in recent times gained momentum due to the Aadhaar judgement and the growing concerns around the use of personal data by corporations and governments.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Spreading unhappiness equally around
by Sunil Abraham published Jul 31, 2018 — filed under: , ,
The section of civil society opposed to Aadhaar is unhappy because the UIDAI and all other state agencies that wish to can process data non-consensually.
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Blog Entry Aadhaar Number vs the Social Security Number
by Elonnai Hickok published Jul 21, 2015 last modified Jul 24, 2015 01:24 AM — filed under: , ,
This blog calls out the differences between the Aadhaar Number and the Social Security Number
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry (Updated) Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public availability of Aadhaar Numbers with sensitive personal financial information
by Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali published May 01, 2017 last modified Mar 13, 2019 12:29 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Since its inception in 2009, the Aadhaar project has been shrouded in controversy due to various questions raised about privacy, technological issues, welfare exclusion, and security concerns. In this study, we document numerous instances of publicly available Aadhaar Numbers along with other personally identifiable information (PII) of individuals on government websites. This report highlights four government projects run by various government departments that have made sensitive personal financial information and Aadhaar numbers public on the project websites.
Located in Internet Governance