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Blog Entry Request for Specifics: Rebuttal to UIDAI
by Hans Varghese Mathews published Oct 16, 2016 last modified Oct 30, 2016 03:06 PM — filed under: , , ,
Responding to the Unique Identification Authority of India’s article that found “serious mathematical errors” in “Flaws in the UIDAI Process” (EPW 12 March 2016), the main mathematical argument used to arrive at the number of duplicates in the biometric database is explained.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms, and Human Rights - Workshop Report
by Vidushi Marda, Akash Deep Singh and Geethanjali Jujjavarapu published Nov 14, 2016 last modified Nov 18, 2016 12:58 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society held a one-day workshop on “Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms and Human Rights” at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on the 1st of October, 2016. This report is a compilation of the the issues discussed, ideas exchanged and challenges recognized during the workshop. The objective of the workshop was to discuss aspects of big data technologies in terms of harms, opportunities and human rights. The discussion was designed around an extensive study of current and potential future uses of big data for governance in India, that CIS has undertaken over the last year with support from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Blog Entry Aadhar: Privacy is not a unidimensional concept
by Amber Sinha published Jul 23, 2017 last modified Aug 23, 2017 01:50 AM — filed under: , ,
Right to privacy is important not only for our negotiations with the information age but also to counter the transgressions of a welfare state. A robust right to privacy is essential for all Indian citizens to defend their individual autonomy in the face of invasive state actions purportedly for the public good.
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Blog Entry Privacy vs. Transparency: An Attempt at Resolving the Dichotomy
by Sunil Abraham published Nov 14, 2014 last modified Mar 08, 2015 06:26 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The right to privacy has been articulated in international law and in some national laws. In a few countries where the constitution does not explicitly guarantee such a right, courts have read the right to privacy into other rights (e.g., the right to life, the right to equal treatment under law and also the right to freedom of speech and expression).
Located in Openness / Blog
Deadline For Linking Bank Accounts With Aadhaar To Be Extended To 31 March
by Admin published Dec 16, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The government does away with the existing deadline of 31 December for linking of bank accounts with Aadhaar and PAN
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Checks and balances needed for mass surveillance of citizens, say experts
by Admin published Dec 16, 2017 — filed under: , ,
A number of measures are required to protect law-abiding citizens from mass surveillance and misuse of their personal data, according to top technology and legal experts.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Fixing Aadhaar: Security developers' task is to trim chances of data breach
by Sunil Abraham published Jan 10, 2018 last modified Jan 10, 2018 04:47 PM — filed under: , ,
The task before a security developer is not only to reduce the probability of identity breach but to eliminate certain occurrences.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Is your personal information under lock and key?
by Admin published Jan 16, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Customers, be more careful about how you log in and log off!
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Bengaluru gives data safety tips to panel
by Admin published Jan 16, 2018 — filed under: , ,
A crucial consultation ahead of the framing of the country's data protection laws witnessed animated discussions here on Saturday.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
UIDAI's Virtual ID, limited KYC does little to protect Aadhaar data already collected, say critics
by Admin published Jan 16, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Aadhaar-issuing body, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), had barely started patting itself on the back for introducing the Virtual ID concept, what CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey called "one of biggest recent innovations in this field", when detractors came crawling out of the woodwork, all guns blazing.
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