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Blog Entry New Approaches to Information Privacy – Revisiting the Purpose Limitation Principle
by Amber Sinha published Jul 13, 2016 last modified Nov 09, 2016 01:54 PM — filed under: , ,
Article on Aadhaar throwing light on privacy and data protection.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Aadhaar-enabled smartphones will ease money transfer
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 10, 2016 — filed under: , ,
With its plans to make smartphones Aadhaar-enabled, the government hopes to provide users a means to do self-authentication and let businesses and banks verify the identity of their clients through their smartphones, a move that could potentially lead the way to a cashless society.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
And now, Aadhaar-enabled smartphones for easy verification and money transfer
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 12, 2016 — filed under: , ,
As reported earlier, the Indian government has planned to make Aadhaar-enabled smartphones , with which users would be able to self-authenticate and let businesses and banks verify the identity of their clients. This would also help in the government's aim of a cashless society.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
UIDAI and Welfare Services: Exclusion and Countermeasures (Bangalore, August 27)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Aug 22, 2016 last modified Aug 22, 2016 01:25 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) invites you to a one day workshop, on Saturday, August 27, 2016, to discuss, raise awareness of, and devise countermeasures to exclusion due to implementation of UID-based verification for and distribution of welfare services. We look forward to making this a forum for knowledge exchange and a learning opportunity for our friends and colleagues.
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Extending Aadhaar to more areas is a hare-brained idea, it should be dropped
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 24, 2016 — filed under: , ,
News reports that the mandatory use of Aadhaar could be extended to a host of new areas are extremely disturbing. According to these reports, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has identified 20 new areas for which Aadhaar can be made mandatory. This includes registration of companies and NGOs, insurance, competitive examinations and property and vehicle registration.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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
How the government gains when private companies use Aadhaar
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 24, 2016 last modified Apr 01, 2016 03:58 PM — filed under: , ,
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
Is Aadhaar Essential To Achieve Error-Free Electoral Rolls?
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 25, 2018 — filed under: , ,
The Election Commission’s plans to link Aadhaar with electoral rolls may have stirred a hornet’s nest.
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Blog Entry Biometrics: An ‘Angootha Chaap’ nation?
by Mukta Batra published Sep 19, 2014 last modified Sep 19, 2014 06:12 AM — filed under: , , ,
This blog post throws light on the inconsistencies in biometric collection under the UID and NPR Schemes.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog