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Aadhaar: Are a billion identities at risk on India's biometric database
by Prasad Krishna published May 12, 2017 last modified May 20, 2017 06:38 AM — filed under: , ,
"My fingerprints and iris are mine and my own. The state cannot take away my body," a lawyer told India's Supreme Court last week.
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Aadhaar: Govt will not compromise on national security
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 22, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The government is confident that the Aadhaar Bill will be passed.
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Blog Entry Aadhaar: Still Too Many Problems
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 07, 2016 last modified Apr 06, 2016 03:31 PM — filed under: , ,
While one wishes to welcome govt’s attempt to bring Aadhaar within a legislative framework, the fact is there are too many problems that still remain unaddressed for one to be optimistic.
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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).
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Aadhaar’s moment of truth
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 05, 2011 last modified Jul 05, 2011 07:16 AM — filed under: ,
It’s time for the unique identity project to answer tough questions it has dodged so far, writes MA Arun in the Deccan Herald.
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Blog Entry Aadhar: Privacy is not a unidimensional concept
by Amber Sinha published Jul 23, 2017 last modified Aug 23, 2017 01:50 AM — filed under: , ,
Right to privacy is important not only for our negotiations with the information age but also to counter the transgressions of a welfare state. A robust right to privacy is essential for all Indian citizens to defend their individual autonomy in the face of invasive state actions purportedly for the public good.
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ABLI Privacy Workshop
by Admin published May 22, 2019 last modified Jun 05, 2019 07:29 AM — filed under: ,
On May 21 and 22, 2019, Elonnai Hickok, participated in the ABLI privacy workshop along with side events in Singapore.
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After data leak row, Facebook imposes restrictions on user data access
by Admin published Apr 07, 2018 — filed under: , ,
MEIT issues notice to Facebook even as experts debate absolute impact on the second largest developer community.
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After Supreme Court Setback, Fintech Firms Await Clarity On Aadhaar
by Admin published Oct 01, 2018 — filed under: , ,
The 12-digit Aadhaar number is now out of bounds for fintech companies in India.
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Ahead of data protection law roll out, experts caution that it shouldn't limit collection and use of data
by Admin published Oct 12, 2017 last modified Jan 02, 2018 03:20 PM — filed under: ,
With India planning to roll out a new data protection regime following the landmark Supreme Court judgment upholding right to privacy as fundamental right, experts have cautioned that the new law should not limit collection and use of data.
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