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Blog Entry Comments on the Statistical Disclosure Control Report
by Srinivs Kodali and Amber Sinha published May 02, 2017 — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society, India (“CIS”) on the ​Statistical Disclosure Control Report published on March 30th by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
Located in Internet Governance
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 May 17, 2017 06:20 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
No laws in India to protect customers if they lose money during digital transactions
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 02, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The lack of basic privacy and security laws pertaining to digital payments in India puts the onus on consumers who use such services.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Developer team fixed vulnerabilities in Honorable PM's app and API
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 04, 2016 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The official app of Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, was found to contain a security flaw in 2015 that exposed millions of people's personal data. A few days ago a very similar flaw was reported again. This post by Bhavyanshu Parasher, who found the flaw and sought to get it fixed last year, explains the technical details behind the security vulnerability.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Your digital wallet can be a ‘pickpocket’
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 05, 2016 — filed under: , ,
If you have installed a wallet app on your smartphone, be careful. Many such apps can access data, even sensitive personal information, and have features that do more than just make payments. All that, with your due “permission”.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Lack of clarity about cashless and online transactions makes digital payments more worrisome
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 02, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
Even as demonetisation pushes for more and more cashless and online transactions through, e-wallets, banks and other such apps, there is a serious lack of clarity on how these companies handle customer data, and how it is shared with other entities. "Data is the new oil," is an oft repeated phrase in nearly every technology related conversation that comes up anywhere in India today.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Response Submission on TRAI's Consultation Paper on Privacy, Security and Ownership of Data in Telecom Sector
by Amber Sinha, Elonnai Hickok and Udbhav Tiwari published Nov 08, 2017 last modified Nov 08, 2017 01:18 AM — filed under: , , , ,
CIS submitted its comments on the consultation paper on privacy, security and ownership of data in telecom sector which was published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on August 9, 2017.
Located in Telecom / Blog