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Blog Entry Surveillance Enabling Identity Systems in Africa: Tracing the Fingerprints of Aadhaar
by Shruti Trikanad and Vrinda Bhandari published Aug 09, 2022 — filed under: , , ,
Biometric identity systems are being introduced around the world with a focus on promoting human development and social and economic inclusion, rather than previous goals of security. As a result, these systems being encouraged in developing countries, particularly in Africa and Asia, sometimes with disastrous consequences.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Advanced biometric technologies and new market entries tackle fraud, chase digital ID billions
by Chris Burt published Jun 28, 2021 — filed under: , , , ,
Amid forecasts of rapid growth and huge market potential, digital ID platforms launches by Techsign and Ping Identity, new services, features and even an investment fund have been launched.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
No such rule, but many vaccination centres are insisting on Aadhaar as proof
by Sreedevi Jayarajan published Jun 26, 2021 — filed under: ,
Radhika Radhakrishnan saw three words swimming before her as she inched closer to the hospital lobby.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Atmanirbhar Bharat Meets Digital India: An Evaluation of COVID-19 Relief for Migrants
by Ankan Barman published Jun 03, 2021 — filed under: , , , , , ,
With the onset of the national lockdown on 24th March 2020 in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, the fate of millions of migrant workers was left uncertain. In addition, lack of enumeration and registration of migrant workers became a major obstacle for all State Governments and the Central Government to channelize relief and welfare measures.
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Blog Entry Linking Aadhaar with social media or ending encryption is counterproductive
by Sunil Abraham published Aug 28, 2019 — filed under: , ,
Should Aadhaar be used as KYC for social media accounts? We have recently seen a debate on this question with even the courts hearing arguments in favour and against such a move.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry A judicial overreach into matters of regulation
by Gurshabad Grover published Aug 28, 2019 — filed under: , ,
A PIL on Aadhaar sheds light on some problematic trends
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"Aadhaar Reduced Agency in Citizens and Empowered Those in Positions of Authority"
by Martin Moore published May 21, 2019 — filed under: ,
In the space of one election cycle, authoritarian governments, moneyed elites and fringe hackers figured out how to game elections, bypass democratic processes, and turn social networks into battlefields. Facebook, Google and Twitter – where our politics now takes place – have lost control and are struggling to claw it back. As our lives migrate online, we are gradually moving into a world of datafied citizens and real-time surveillance. The entire political landscape has changed, with profound consequences for democracy.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Submitted Your Biometrics for Aadhaar? Here’s How You Can Lock/Unlock That Data
by Admin published Jan 24, 2019 last modified Feb 02, 2019 02:09 AM — filed under: , ,
Did you know that UIDAI provides a facility that allows users to lock/unlock their Aadhaar biometric data online?
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.
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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.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media