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Digital Citizens: Why Cyber Security and Online Privacy are Vital to the Success of Democracy and Freedom of Expression
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 07, 2014 last modified Jan 08, 2014 04:59 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Michael Oghia will give a presentation which will show why cyber security and online privacy are vital for democracy and freedom of expression.
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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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Better Understanding of the Idea of Privacy Sought
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 07, 2011 last modified Aug 08, 2011 07:40 AM — filed under:
Understanding the ways in which an individual's privacy is violated will help provide a better definition of privacy in India. At a public conference called ‘Privacy Matters' held at the Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS) here on Saturday, speakers underscored the need for discussions surrounding the privacy bill.
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Nothing unique about this identity
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 09, 2011 — filed under:
Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking peeping tom to install your window blinds, opined, not long ago, the American poet and novelist John Perry Barlow once. The statement attains significance in the context of Unique Identification (UID) project which is being touted as a milepost in inclusive politics. Liberalisation evangelists see UID project as the most virtuous thing that can ever happen to the Indian people who find themselves excluded from the system.
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Sorry Wrong Number
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 03, 2011 last modified Jul 08, 2011 04:11 AM — filed under:
The government’s ambitious project to give a unique identification number to every Indian citizen is running woefully behind schedule. T.V. Jayan investigates the problems that beset the project. The news was published in the Telegraph on 3 July 2011.
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Tired of tele-marketing calls? Act on privacy right: Experts
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 09, 2011 — filed under:
Annoyed with unsolicited calls from insurance and banking companies? Under the proposed Right to Privacy Act, such calls would be considered a violation and the company responsible penalised up to Rs 5 lakh. The draft Right to Privacy Bill says that no person with a business in the country can collect or disclose any data relating to any individual without his/her consent.
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The Walls Have Ears
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 06, 2011 last modified Jul 06, 2011 06:26 AM — filed under:
The proposed Privacy Bill seems skewed towards the state rather than the citizen, writes Saikat Datta. This news was published in the Outlook magazine, issue, July 11, 2011.
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Blog Entry The Fundamental Right to Privacy - A Visual Guide
by Amber Sinha published Feb 16, 2018 — filed under: , , , ,
Privacy is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves, or information about themselves, and thereby express themselves selectively. This visual guide to the story of privacy law in India and the recent judgement of the Puttaswamy v. Union of India case is developed by Amber Sinha (research and content) and Pooja Saxena (design and conceptualisation).
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Blog Entry A Series of Op-eds on Data Protection
by Amber Sinha published Feb 19, 2018 — filed under: , , ,
I wrote a short series of three op-eds for Asia Times this week.
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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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