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En Inde, le biométrique version très grand public
by Prasad Krishna published May 03, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Initiée en 2010, l’Aadhaar est désormais la plus grande base de données d’empreintes et d’iris au monde. Carte d’identité destinée aux 1,25 milliard d’Indiens, elle sert aussi de moyen de paiement. Mais la sécurité du système et son utilisation à des fins de surveillance posent question.
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Extending Aadhaar to more areas is a hare-brained idea, it should be dropped
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 24, 2016 — filed under: , ,
News reports that the mandatory use of Aadhaar could be extended to a host of new areas are extremely disturbing. According to these reports, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has identified 20 new areas for which Aadhaar can be made mandatory. This includes registration of companies and NGOs, insurance, competitive examinations and property and vehicle registration.
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Blog Entry FAQ on the Aadhaar Project and the Bill
by Elonnai Hickok, Vanya Rakesh, and Vipul Kharbanda published Apr 13, 2016 last modified Apr 13, 2016 02:06 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
This FAQ attempts to address the key questions regarding the Aadhaar/UIDAI project and the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 (henceforth, Bill). This is neither a comprehensive list of questions, nor does it contain fully developed answers. We will continue to add questions to this list, and edit/expand the answers, based on our ongoing research. We will be grateful to receive your comments, criticisms, evidences, edits, suggestions for new answers, and any other responses. These can either be shared as comments in the document hosted on Google Drive, or via tweets sent to the information policy team at @CIS_InfoPolicy.
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Blog Entry Fixing Aadhaar: Security developers' task is to trim chances of data breach
by Sunil Abraham published Jan 10, 2018 last modified Jan 10, 2018 04:47 PM — filed under: , ,
The task before a security developer is not only to reduce the probability of identity breach but to eliminate certain occurrences.
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Blog Entry Flaws in the UIDAI Process
by Hans Varghese Mathews published Mar 06, 2016 last modified Mar 06, 2016 10:40 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The accuracy of biometric identification depends on the chance of a false positive: the probability that the identifiers of two persons will match. Individuals whose identifiers match might be termed duplicands. When very many people are to be identified success can be measured by the (low) proportion of duplicands. The Government of India is engaged upon biometrically identifying the entire population of India. An experiment performed at an early stage of the programme has allowed us to estimate the chance of a false positive: and from that to estimate the proportion of duplicands. For the current population of 1.2 billion the expected proportion of duplicands is 1/121, a ratio which is far too high.
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Forget privacy, Aadhaar Bill gives too much power to the executive
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 17, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The government promotes the Aadhaar programme because it believes the 12-digit unique identification number will let them track every penny spent from the exchequer. But money is not all that the Aadhaar number can track.
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Free Net advocates flay Trai's public Wi-Fi paper
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 20, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Stakeholders vouching for a cheap and open Internet have flagged concerns over privacy and regulatory hurdles.
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From 1 March, only registered devices to be used to authenticate Aadhaar
by Admin published Feb 24, 2018 — filed under: , ,
UIDAI directive to Aadhaar authentication agencies aims to avoid putting citizens’ biometric data at risk
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Get an Aadhaar card if you don't have one
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 04, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The Aadhaar number has been made compulsory for filing tax return. With both the government and private parties insisting on it for various activities despite the Supreme Court's assertion that is not mandatory, you need to get one at the earliest.
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Blog Entry Glaring Errors in UIDAI's Rebuttal
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 18, 2016 last modified Sep 18, 2016 03:22 AM — filed under: , , ,
This response note by Pranesh Prakash questions Unique Identification Authority of India’s reply to Hans Verghese Mathews' article titled “Flaws in the UIDAI Process” (EPW, March 12, 2016), which found “serious mathematical errors” in the article.
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