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Blog Entry A trust deficit between advertisers and publishers is leading to fake news
by Sunil Abraham published Sep 24, 2018 last modified Oct 02, 2018 06:44 AM — filed under: , ,
Transparency regulations is need of the hour. And urgently for election and political advertising. What do the ads look like? Who paid for them? Who was the target? How many people saw these advertisements? How many times? Transparency around viral content is also required.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
A Tweet and a poke from the CEO
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 03, 2011 last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:30 AM — filed under:
The official grapevine has moved online, and Twitter is the new water-cooler.
Located in News & Media
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.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Aadhaar assurances fail to assuage privacy concerns
by Prasad Krishna published May 20, 2017 — filed under: , ,
While Aadhaar may be secure from external attacks, a failsafe system hasn’t been developed to protect it from Edward Snowden-style leakages and hacks.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Aadhaar Bill 2016 Evaluated against the National Privacy Principles
by Pooja Saxena and Amber Sinha published Mar 21, 2016 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
In this infographic, we evaluate the privacy provisions of the Aadhaar Bill 2016 against the national privacy principles developed by the Group of Experts on Privacy led by the Former Chief Justice A.P. Shah in 2012. The infographic is based on Vipul Kharbanda’s article 'Analysis of Aadhaar Act in the Context of A.P. Shah Committee Principles,' and is designed by Pooja Saxena, with inputs from Amber Sinha.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Aadhaar Bill fails to incorporate suggestions by the Standing Committee
by Amber Sinha published Mar 10, 2016 last modified Mar 10, 2016 03:58 PM — filed under: , , ,
In 2011, a standing committee report led by Yashwant Sinha had been scathing in its indictments of the Aadhaar BIll introduced by the UPA government. Five years later, the NDA government has introduced a new bill which is a rehash of the same. I look at the concerns raised by the committee report, none of which have been addressed by the new bill.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Aadhaar Body Talked About Virtual ID 7 Years Ago, Put It Off: UIDAI Chief
by Admin published Jan 16, 2018 — filed under: , ,
"And at that time, it was felt that let us first give Aadhaar number, let us see how it plays out and then, at an appropriate time, this will be introduced," Ajay Bhushan Pandey, the chief executive officer of UIDAI, or the Unique Identification Authority of India said in an interview to NDTV this week. He called it an "extra layer of security" for the 119 crore people issued Aadhaar numbers.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Aadhaar by Numbers
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 21, 2016 last modified Sep 11, 2016 04:36 PM — filed under: , ,
Sunil Abraham will be addressing a public seminar at an event organized by National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) in New Delhi on Friday, April 29, 2016.
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Aadhaar Card: One Identity, Multiple Disorders
by Prasad Krishna published May 26, 2017 — filed under: , ,
It is still hazy to see the desperation of the union government to imposing the Aadhaar Card mandatory when matters related to Aadhaar Card are already sub judice.
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Blog Entry Aadhaar Case: Beyond Privacy, An Issue of Bodily Integrity
by Amber Sinha and Aradhya Sethia published May 03, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The insertion of Section 139AA in the Income Tax Act has been challenged and is being heard by a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court.
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