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Google move is not good for netizens, say experts
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 03, 2012 — filed under: ,
Google's plan to merge data across 60 of its properties, which was announced last week, has drawn criticism from experts on the Internet, who are saying that this is detrimental to privacy. Balaji Narasimhan wrote this in the Hindu Business Line. The article was published on 31 January 2012.
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India needs an independent privacy law, says NGO Privacy India
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 03, 2012 — filed under: ,
India needs an independent privacy law though there are a number of provisions in existing legislations that protect a citizen's privacy, according to an NGO that is lobbying for the cause. The story was published in the Economic Times on 2 February 2012.
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Common man as crusader
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 06, 2012 — filed under:
Tamil Nadu saw its highest poll turn out in 44 years when 75% of its adults exercised their franchise in the 2011 assembly elections. There were 48 lakh Google searches for ‘Anna Hazare’ on June 8 2011 (when he began his fast) compared to a negligible number on any day in 2010. A 42-year-old man immolated himself in Kutch last year when he was told to bribe officials to access his own ancestral land records.
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Blog Entry Aadhaar Act and its Non-compliance with Data Protection Law in India
by Vanya Rakesh published Apr 14, 2016 last modified Apr 18, 2016 11:43 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This post compares the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, with India's data protection regime as articulated in the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011.
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Why is the UIDAI cracking down on individuals that hoard Aadhaar data?
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 17, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Private firms' offer to print Aadhaar details on plastic card a breach of law.
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Blog Entry The Last Chance for a Welfare State Doesn’t Rest in the Aadhaar System
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Apr 19, 2016 last modified Apr 19, 2016 01:18 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Boosting welfare is the message, which is how Aadhaar is being presented in India. The Aadhaar system as a medium, however, is one that enables tracking, surveillance, and data monetisation. This piece by Sumandro Chattapadhyay was published in The Wire on April 19, 2016.
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Blog Entry Surveillance Technologies
by Elonnai Hickok published Apr 05, 2011 last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:40 AM — filed under: ,
The following post briefly looks at different surveillance technologies, and the growing use of the them in India.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
Blog Entry Interview with Mr. Reijo Aarnio - Finnish Data Protection Ombudsman
by Maria Xynou published Jul 19, 2013 — filed under: ,
Maria Xynou recently interviewed Mr. Reijo Aarnio, the Finnish Data Protection Ombudsman, at the CIS' 5th Privacy Round Table. View this interview and gain an insight on recommendations for better data protection in India!
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Blog Entry Parsing the Cyber Security Policy
by Chinmayi Arun published Jul 22, 2013 — filed under: , ,
An effective cyber-security policy must keep up with the rapid evolution of technology, and must never become obsolete. The standard-setting and review bodies will therefore need to be very nimble, says Chinmayi Arun.
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Blog Entry You Have the Right to Remain Silent
by Nishant Shah published Jul 22, 2013 last modified Jul 22, 2013 06:59 AM — filed under: , , ,
Reflecting upon the state of freedom of speech and expression in India, in the wake of the shut-down of the political satire website narendramodiplans.com.
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