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Blog Entry Privacy is not a unidimensional concept
by Amber Sinha published Aug 07, 2017 — 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 citizens in India to defend their individual autonomy in the face of invasive state actions purportedly for the public good. The ruling of this nine-judge bench will have far-reaching impact on the extent and scope of rights available to us all.
Located in Internet Governance
Privacy issues exist even without Aadhaar
by Admin published Nov 23, 2017 — filed under: , ,
There is a critical need for a data privacy regulator to penalize unauthorized disclosure of personal information.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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
Provide hacker details, outfit that claimed data leak told
by Prasad Krishna published May 18, 2017 last modified Jun 07, 2017 12:14 PM — filed under: , ,
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the regulatory authority for Aadhaar, has written to a Bengaluru-based research organisation, Centre for Internet & Society (CIS), seeking details about a suspected hack attack on government websites that led to the leak of information about 13 crore users.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Registering for Aadhaar in 2019
by Sunil Abraham published Jan 03, 2019 last modified Jan 03, 2019 02:59 PM — filed under: , ,
It is a lot less scary registering for Aadhaar in 2019 than it was in 2010, given how the authentication modalities have since evolved.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Reliance Jio data leaked on website : report
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 10, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Reliance Jio customer data was leaked on independent website magicapk.com, including details such as names, mobile numbers and email IDs , said a report.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Reply to RTI Application under RTI Act of 2005 from Vanya Rakesh
by Vanya Rakesh published Jan 03, 2016 last modified Jan 13, 2016 02:40 AM — filed under: , ,
Unique Identification Authority of India replied to the RTI application filed by Vanya Rakesh.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Report on Understanding Aadhaar and its New Challenges
by Japreet Grewal, Vanya Rakesh, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, and Elonnai Hickock published Aug 31, 2016 last modified Mar 16, 2019 04:42 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
The Trans-disciplinary Research Cluster on Sustainability Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University collaborated with the Centre for Internet and Society, and other individuals and organisations to organise a two day workshop on “Understanding Aadhaar and its New Challenges” at the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, JNU on May 26 and 27, 2016. The objective of the workshop was to bring together experts from various fields, who have been rigorously following the developments in the Unique Identification (UID) Project and align their perspectives and develop a shared understanding of the status of the UID Project and its impact. Through this exercise, it was also sought to develop a plan of action to address the welfare exclusion issues that have arisen due to implementation of the UID Project.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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
Revisiting Aadhaar: Law, Tech and Beyond
by Prasad Krishna published May 19, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Udbhav Tiwari attended a panel on "Revisiting Aadhaar: Law, Tech and Beyond" held at the India International Centre Annexe on May 9, 2017 in New Delhi, organised by the Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC.in) in collaboration with Digital Empowerment Foundation and IT for Change.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media