Centre for Internet & Society

UIDAI denies any breach of Aadhaar database

by Admin last modified Jan 07, 2018 12:03 PM

Personal data, including biometric information, of citizens safe and secure, says UIDAI on Aadhaar data breach.

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From net neutrality to IBC & Aadhaar, how Vidhi is framing key government legislation

by Admin last modified Jan 04, 2018 02:45 PM

It's not every day that a 30-something former Oxford academic disrupts the plans of the world's biggest disruptor.

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Checks and balances needed for mass surveillance of citizens, say experts

by Admin last modified Dec 16, 2017 02:32 PM

A number of measures are required to protect law-abiding citizens from mass surveillance and misuse of their personal data, according to top technology and legal experts.

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Masking personal data to protect privacy crucial for India, say experts

by Admin last modified Dec 16, 2017 02:27 PM

Finding a way to protect privacy is critical, with the Supreme Court hearing petitions challenging the mandatory linking of Aadhaar to avail various social and welfare benefits.

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Paranoid about state surveillance? Here’s the FD Guide to living in the age of snoops

by Admin last modified Dec 16, 2017 01:38 PM

The US does it, so does China. Ever since Edward Snowden’s revelations back in 2013, which exposed the extent of the US’s global surveillance apparatus, the public has been fairly clued into the extent of mass surveillance.

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Deadline For Linking Bank Accounts With Aadhaar To Be Extended To 31 March

by Admin last modified Dec 16, 2017 01:24 PM

The government does away with the existing deadline of 31 December for linking of bank accounts with Aadhaar and PAN

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Aadhaar linking deadline approaches: Here are all the myths and facts

by Admin last modified Jan 01, 2018 04:04 PM

Love it or hate it, you just can't escape it. We're talking about Aadhaar, which is a bigger buzzword than usual in the face of the looming end-December deadline for linkages with bank accounts, PPF, insurance policies, ration card and perhaps even PAN. As India rushes to comply, there are a number of myths and half-truth making the rounds.

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Twitter India Workshop

by Admin last modified Jan 01, 2018 04:10 PM

Manasa Rao attended a workshop organized by Twitter titled "The Network Effort". It was an effort by the Public Policy and Government team at Twitter to enable NGOs and non-profits to conduct successful Twitter campaigns and teach them best practices.

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State-led interference in encrypted systems: A public debate on different policy approaches

by Admin last modified Dec 05, 2017 02:03 PM

State-led interference in encrypted systems. Sunil Abraham is a speaker for this event.

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FIGI Symposium 2017

by Admin last modified Jan 01, 2018 04:29 PM

Innovative Approaches to Digital Financial Inclusion Challenges.

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Govt releases white paper on data protection framework

by Admin last modified Nov 28, 2017 02:34 PM

Public comments are welcome till 31 December on the data protection white paper, which is aimed at securing digital transactions and addressing privacy issues.

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Multinational Cyber Security Forum at University of Haifa

by Admin last modified Nov 27, 2017 02:34 PM

Sunil Abraham participated in a meeting in Israel on Multinational Cyber Security Forum hosted by Center for Cyber, Law and Policy and University of Haifa in collaboration with the Hewlett Foundation Cyber Initiative.

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Data Protection and Privacy in India: The (Fundamental) Right Way

by Admin last modified Nov 27, 2017 02:01 PM

Amber Sinha attended a roundtable conference on data protection and privacy on October 30, 2017 at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. The close-door event was organised by the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations.

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Aadhaar verification at airports raises need for stricter data privacy regulations

by Admin last modified Nov 27, 2017 01:34 PM

The absence of legislation is letting companies compile and deploy sensitive personal information without legal oversight.

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FCC’s plan to repeal net neutrality may not impact India

by Admin last modified Nov 26, 2017 11:43 AM

India is unlikely to be impacted by the US Federal Communications Commission’s plan to repeal net neutrality regulations.

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India Today Conclave Next 2017: Aadhaar was rushed, says MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 26, 2017 06:41 AM

Talking at the ongoing India Today Conclave Next 2017, MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar said that Aadhaar was rushed and foisted on the country by authorities that fail to first create a proper ecosystem. Chandrashekhar gave his comments at a keynote titled Privacy -- The Fundamental Right for the Digital Citizen.

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What You Need To Worry About Before Linking Your Mobile Number With Aadhaar

by Admin last modified Nov 26, 2017 05:55 AM

As part of the directive issued by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) dated March 23, 2017, major telecom service providers have issued a deadline of February 6, 2018, for linking mobile numbers with Aadhaar as part of the E-KYC verification.

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OPINION | Data is New Oil and Human Mind the New Battlefield. India Must Wake Up Now

by Admin last modified Nov 26, 2017 03:28 AM

In information warfare, the battlespace is the human mind. This is where the privacy of an individual intersects with national security. Fighting this battle will require a new paradigm in thought and action.

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BIS International Seminar on Internet of Things

by Admin last modified Nov 25, 2017 04:35 PM

To create awareness among Indian community and to provide a platform to all stakeholders to discuss the technology, challenges and the way forward with an emphasis on the role of standards, BIS organized a half day International seminar on Internet of Things on 15 November 2017 at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. Amber Sinha attended the event.

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Why should you keep a close eye on the net neutrality debate in the US

by Admin last modified Nov 25, 2017 03:33 PM

As the United State's FCC Chairman Ajit Pai gears up to repeal the net neutrality laws put in place in 2015, India should sit up and take note.

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