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Blog Entry Cybersecurity Compilation: Indian Context
by Leilah Elmokadem and edited by Elonnai Hickok published Jun 18, 2017 — filed under: ,
This document intends to serve as a comprehensive source compiling all the cyber-security related regulations, policies, guidelines, notifications, executive orders, court rulings, etc.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Are biometrics hack-proof?
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 12, 2017 — filed under: , ,
There are growing concerns over biometric security in India. We ask the experts if biometrics can really be hacked.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why did Nandan Nilekani praise a Twitter troll?
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 12, 2017 — filed under: , ,
As the Supreme Court upholds the linking of ‘Aadhar’ with PAN, questions around ex-UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani praising iSPIRT head Sharad Sharma Twitter troll and ‘Aadhar’s privacy properties will continue to be asked.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
New law to unlock data economy
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 12, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Proposal has been sent to PMO for approval.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Explore money apps but watch your data
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 08, 2017 — filed under: ,
Financial apps may appear to be free but before you install them, read their privacy policies to know what you may be signing away.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Privacy is culture specific, MNCs hit by Aadhaar, says TRAI chief
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 07, 2017 — filed under: , ,
A clutch of petitions filed by those opposing what they call the unchecked use of Aadhaar is currently in the Supreme Court.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
New rules for govt agencies to ensure security of personal data
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 07, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The new rules put the onus on government departments and agencies to safeguard personal data or information held by them.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Aadhaar: Ushering in a Commercialized Era of Surveillance in India
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 07, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Since last year, Indian citizens have been required to submit their photograph, iris and fingerprint scans in order to access legal entitlements, benefits, compensation, scholarships, and even nutrition programs. Submitting biometric information is needed for the rehabilitation of manual scavengers, the training and aid of disabled people, and anti-retroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS patients. Soon police in the Alwar district of Rajasthan will be able to register criminals, and track missing persons through an app that integrates biometric information with the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network Systems (CCTNS).
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Centre brings in new safeguards following cases of Aadhaar data leaks on government websites
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 06, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The Centre has put in new safeguards following a number of cases of Aadhaar data leaks on government websites. All ministries are being asked to encrypt all Aadhaar data and personal financial details. Also, officials are being "sensitised" about legal consequences of data breach. And every government department is to now have one official responsible for Aadhaar data protection.
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T20 Germany and Beyond: Digital Economy
by Prasad Krishna published May 31, 2017 last modified Jun 06, 2017 03:25 PM — filed under: ,
Elonnai Hickok participated in a round-table discussion organized by GIZ and EPF in Berlin from May 29 to 30, 2017.
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