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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.
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Around 13 crore Aadhaar numbers easily available on government portals, says report
by Prasad Krishna published May 03, 2017 — filed under: , ,
A report by The Centre for Internet and Society claimed that around 13 crore Aadhaar numbers and 10 crore bank account numbers were easily accessible on four government portals built to oversee welfare schemes. The document, released on Monday, pointed out that though it is illegal to reveal Aadhaar numbers, the government portals examined made it easy for anyone to access them, as well as other data about beneficiaries of welfare schemes including in many cases their bank account numbers.
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Around 130-135M Aadhaar Numbers published on 4 sites alone
by Prasad Krishna published May 02, 2017 last modified May 20, 2017 10:52 AM — filed under: , ,
“Therefore, there is no data leak, there is no systematic problem, but, if any one tries to be smart, the law ignites into action.” – Ravi Shankar Prasad, IT Minister, in the Rajya Sabha, on 10th April 2017.
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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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Attempted data breach of UIDAI, RBI, ISRO and Flipkart is worrisome
by Admin published Oct 04, 2017 last modified Jan 02, 2018 04:20 PM — filed under: , ,
Perhaps, we got lucky this time, but the ongoing problem of massive cyber-security breaches wouldn't stop at one thwarted attempt to steal sensitive information from the biggest and most important databases.
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BBMP faces ire for publishing pourakarmikas' Aadhaar details on website
by Prasad Krishna published May 29, 2017 last modified Jun 06, 2017 02:27 PM — filed under: , ,
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has published the Aadhaar details and other personal information of thousands of its pourakarmikas - civic workers who sweep streets and collect waste door-to-door.
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Bengaluru gives data safety tips to panel
by Admin published Jan 16, 2018 — filed under: , ,
A crucial consultation ahead of the framing of the country's data protection laws witnessed animated discussions here on Saturday.
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Blog Entry Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms, and Human Rights - Workshop Report
by Vidushi Marda, Akash Deep Singh and Geethanjali Jujjavarapu published Nov 14, 2016 last modified Nov 18, 2016 12:58 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society held a one-day workshop on “Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms and Human Rights” at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on the 1st of October, 2016. This report is a compilation of the the issues discussed, ideas exchanged and challenges recognized during the workshop. The objective of the workshop was to discuss aspects of big data technologies in terms of harms, opportunities and human rights. The discussion was designed around an extensive study of current and potential future uses of big data for governance in India, that CIS has undertaken over the last year with support from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Biggest blast on Aadhaar leak so far: govt sites leaked data of 13 crore people
by Prasad Krishna published May 03, 2017 — filed under: , ,
In yet another shocking report of personal data breach in India, it has emerged that Aadhaar data of 13 crore people was put out on websites of four major government projects in the country. The leaked data include bank account details of over one crore people linked to Aadhar numbers under the direct benefit scheme. Over eight crore people lost their private data on the national job guarantee scheme website alone.
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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.
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