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A scheme in India to help the poor raises privacy concerns
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 17, 2016 — filed under: , ,
India’s legislators are on Wednesday debating a law that would allow the government to collect biometric and demographic information from people in return for distributing to them government benefits and subsidies.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Vulnerabilities in the UIDAI Implementation Not Addressed by the Aadhaar Bill, 2016
by Pooja Saxena and Amber Sinha published Mar 21, 2016 last modified Mar 21, 2016 08:33 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
In this infographic, we document the various issues in the Aadhaar enrolment process implemented by the UIDAI, and highlight the vulnerabilities that the Aadhaar Bill, 2016 does not address. The infographic is based on Vidushi Marda’s article 'Data Flow in the Unique Identification Scheme of India,' and is designed by Pooja Saxena, with inputs from Amber Sinha.
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Blog Entry The National Privacy Principles
by Pooja Saxena and Amber Sinha published Mar 21, 2016 — filed under: ,
In this infographic, we try to break down the National Privacy Principles developed by the Group of Experts on Privacy led by the Former Chief Justice A.P. Shah in 2012.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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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India Still Trying To Turn Optional Aadhaar Identification Number Into A Mandatory National Identity System
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 22, 2016 last modified Mar 24, 2016 06:34 AM — filed under: , ,
from the sliding-down-the-slippery-slope-to-disaster dept
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
‘By weakening our security, govt is putting us at risk of espionage’
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 27, 2015 last modified Oct 02, 2015 03:09 AM — filed under: , ,
After the BlackBerry encryption and IT Act fiascos of recent years, the government last week sent yet another cyber policy howler, the Draft National Encryption Policy, only to withdraw it in the face of severe protests. S. Raghotham and Mayukh Mukherjee spoke with Pranesh Prakash, policy director, Centre for Internet & Society, on the government’s continued misadventures with data privacy and encryption.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Contestations of Data, ECJ Safe Harbor Ruling and Lessons for India
by Jyoti Panday published Oct 14, 2015 — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
The European Court of Justice has invalidated a European Commission decision, which had previously concluded that the 'Safe Harbour Privacy Principles' provide adequate protections for European citizens’ privacy rights for the transfer of personal data between European Union and United States. The inadequacies of the framework is not news for the European Commission and action by ECJ has been a long time coming. The ruling raises important questions about how the claims of citizenship are being negotiated in the context of the internet, and how increasingly the contestations of personal data are being employed in the discourse.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Privacy International's Trip to Asia
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 25, 2012 — filed under: ,
In February 2012, the PI team travelled to India, Bangladesh and Hong Kong to meet with our local partners in the region and speak at four conferences they had organized. We also got the chance to interview our partners in India and Bangladesh on the privacy issues facing them at the moment - this video is the result of those conversations.
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Blog Entry Supreme Court Order is a Good Start, but is Seeding Necessary?
by Elonnai Hickok and Rohan George published Aug 29, 2015 last modified Sep 07, 2015 01:21 PM — filed under: ,
This blog post seeks to unpack the ‘seeding’ process in the UIDAI scheme, understand the implications of the Supreme Court order on this process, and identify questions regarding the UID scheme that still need to be clarified by the court in the context of the seeding process.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry CIS Comments and Recommendations to the Human DNA Profiling Bill, June 2015
by Elonnai Hickok, Vipul Kharbanda and Vanya Rakesh published Aug 27, 2015 last modified Sep 02, 2015 05:09 PM — filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) submitted a clause-by-clause comments on the Human DNA Profiling Bill that was circulated by the Department of Biotechnology on June 9, 2015.
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