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Blog Entry Clarification on the Information Security Practices of Aadhaar Report
by Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali published Nov 05, 2018 last modified Nov 05, 2018 12:08 PM — filed under: , ,
We are issuing a second clarificatory statement on our report titled “Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public availability of Aadhaar numbers with sensitive personal financial information” published on May 1, 2017.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
After Supreme Court Setback, Fintech Firms Await Clarity On Aadhaar
by Admin published Oct 01, 2018 — filed under: , ,
The 12-digit Aadhaar number is now out of bounds for fintech companies in India.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry National Health Stack: Data For Data’s Sake, A Manmade Health Hazard
by Murali Neelakantan, Swaraj Barooah, Swagam Dasgupta and Torsha Sarkar published Aug 17, 2018 last modified Sep 16, 2018 05:01 AM — filed under: , , ,
On Oct. 5, 2017, an HIV positive woman was denied admission in Hyderabad’s Osmania General Hospital even though she was entitled to free treatment under India’s National AIDS Control Organisation programme. Another incident around the same time witnessed a 24-year-old pregnant woman at Tikamgarh district hospital in Madhya Pradesh being denied treatment by hospital doctors once she tested positive for HIV. The patient reportedly delivered the twins outside the maternity ward after she was turned away by the hospital, but her newborn twin girls died soon after.
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.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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
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 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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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
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
India's National ID Project Brings Pain to Those it Aims to Help
by Admin published May 12, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Poor management, corruption and fraud are threatening to derail the world’s largest national identity project.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media