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Public Panel Discussion: Digitalisation for Social Change
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 19, 2016 — filed under: ,
Sunil Abraham is participating as a panelist in a discussion co-organized by Mount Carmel College, Bangalore and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, India Office in Bangalore on August 22, 2016.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Rational Internet laws essential to fulfil India’s digital goals
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 15, 2016 last modified Aug 15, 2016 04:13 AM — filed under: ,
India has emerged as a digitally-connected nation but experts suggest the country still lacks pragmatic Internet laws.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Breakthroughs Needed For Digital India
by Shyam Ponappa published May 04, 2016 — filed under: ,
It's time the government accepts that current policies are not enough to bring about Digital India.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry The Aadhaar Act is Not a Money Bill
by Amber Sinha published Apr 25, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
While the authority of the Lok Sabha Speaker is final and binding, Jairam Ramesh’s writ petition may allow the Supreme Court to question an incorrect application of substantive principles. This article by Amber Sinha was published by The Wire on April 24, 2016.
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Blog Entry Can the Matters Dealt with in the Aadhaar Act be the Objects of a Money Bill?
by Pooja Saxena published Apr 24, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
In this infographic, we highlight the matters dealt with in the Aadhaar Act 2016, recently tabled in and passed by the Lok Sabha as a money bill, and consider if these can be objects of a money bill. The infographic is designed by Pooja Saxena, based on information compiled by Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Amber Sinha.
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Blog Entry Can the Aadhaar Act 2016 be Classified as a Money Bill?
by Pooja Saxena published Apr 24, 2016 last modified Apr 25, 2016 01:48 PM — filed under: , , , ,
In this infographic, we show if the Aadhaar Act 2016, recently tabled in and passed by the Lok Sabha as a money bill, can be classified as a money bill. The infographic is designed by Pooja Saxena, based on information compiled by Amber Sinha and Sumandro Chattapadhyay.
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"Will the Magic Number Deliver?" - Roundtable on Aadhaar at CSLG, JNU, April 26
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Apr 20, 2016 last modified Apr 20, 2016 10:49 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for the Study of Law and Governance (CSLG), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), will organise a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, April 26, to discuss the Aadhaar project and Act. Along with Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Prasanna S, Apar Gupta, and Chirashree Dasgupta, Sumandro Chattapadhyay will be one of the discussants. It will take place in the CSLG Conference Room at 6 pm.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The Last Chance for a Welfare State Doesn’t Rest in the Aadhaar System
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Apr 19, 2016 last modified Apr 19, 2016 01:18 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Boosting welfare is the message, which is how Aadhaar is being presented in India. The Aadhaar system as a medium, however, is one that enables tracking, surveillance, and data monetisation. This piece by Sumandro Chattapadhyay was published in The Wire on April 19, 2016.
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Blog Entry Aadhaar Act and its Non-compliance with Data Protection Law in India
by Vanya Rakesh published Apr 14, 2016 last modified Apr 18, 2016 11:43 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This post compares the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, with India's data protection regime as articulated in the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog