Centre for Internet & Society

Supreme Court sets up constitution bench to hear Aadhaar privacy issues

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 14, 2017 10:55 AM

The Supreme Court ‘s five-judge constitution bench will also decide if the Aadhaar privacy issue should be heard by a larger bench.

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Reliance Jio data leaked on website : report

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 10, 2017 02:53 PM

Reliance Jio customer data was leaked on independent website magicapk.com, including details such as names, mobile numbers and email IDs , said a report.

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Act now to protect yourself against future ransomware attacks

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 10, 2017 02:46 PM

There was Wannacry, then Petya, and several other lesser-known ones: With ransomware attacks coming thick and fast, get proactive about protecting yourself.

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IViR Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy

by Admin last modified Aug 23, 2017 02:00 AM

attended the 2016 IViR Summer Course on International Privacy Law as a beneficiary of the OSF Civil Society Scholarship in Amsterdam from July 3 to 7, 2017.

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UIDAI declining multiple requests by police to share Indian citizens’ biometrics

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 06, 2017 03:25 PM

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the governing agency in charge of Aadhaar, has declined multiple requests from all law enforcement agencies, including the Delhi Police, for biometrics of citizens for criminal investigations, according to a report by The Indian Express.

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Freedom of Expression on the Internet : Possibilities and Challenges

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 09, 2017 02:30 AM

Sharat Chandra Ram was a speaker at an international seminar organized by Bolivar Technological University, Cartagena in Colombia on June 29, 2017. The theme of the seminar was ‘Freedom of Expression on the Internet : Possibilities and Challenges”.

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GoldenEye ransomware attack hit operations at Pipavav Port, JNPT

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 06, 2017 10:53 PM

Shipping ministry says the GoldenEye ransomware attack at JNPT and Pipavav port may result in bunching of inbound and outbound cargo.

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Second India China Think-Tank Forum

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 07, 2017 02:43 AM

The second India-China Think-Tank Forum was held in Beijing from June 22 to 27, 2017. The Forum was jointly organized by the Institute of Chinese Studies, the Indian Council of World Affairs, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Saikat Dutta represented an Indian think tank.

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DSCI Best Practices Meet

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 07, 2017 01:39 AM

Udbhav Tiwari represented CIS on a Panel titled "Reposing Trust in Citizen Identity Systems" at the DSCI Best Practices Meet held at the ITC Gardenia on June 22 and 23, 2017 in Bangalore.

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BIS LITD 17 Privacy Panel meeting

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 07, 2017 01:31 AM

Udbhav Tiwari represented CIS at this meeting organized by National Law School of India University in Bangalore on June 21, 2017.

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2nd India Think Tank Forum

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 07, 2017 01:16 AM

Udbhav Tiwari participated in a panel titled "The New Cold War: Information and Cyber Wars" at the Second India Think Tank Forum organized by ORF, the Think Tank Programme at UPenn and the McKinsey Institute between 19 to 21 June 2017 at Claridges in New Delhi.

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International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2017)

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 07, 2017 01:49 AM

Sharat Chandra Ram was part of a 90 minute academic panel at ISEA 2017 organized by the University of Caldas, Manizales in Columbia. The event was held from June 11 to 16, 2017.

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Are biometrics hack-proof?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 12, 2017 01:39 AM

There are growing concerns over biometric security in India. We ask the experts if biometrics can really be hacked.

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Why did Nandan Nilekani praise a Twitter troll?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 12, 2017 01:34 AM

As the Supreme Court upholds the linking of ‘Aadhar’ with PAN, questions around ex-UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani praising iSPIRT head Sharad Sharma Twitter troll and ‘Aadhar’s privacy properties will continue to be asked.

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Placements at NUJS: Class of 2017 Scores 100%

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 12, 2017 01:23 AM

The Campus Recruitment Committee of the Class of 2017, NUJS is proud to confirm that NUJS has once again topped the placement tally among the premier national law schools, in terms of number of jobs, for the year 2016-17 with the graduating class having secured offers for all its 78 members who partook in the recruitment process.

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New law to unlock data economy

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 12, 2017 01:10 AM

Proposal has been sent to PMO for approval.

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Explore money apps but watch your data

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 08, 2017 12:46 PM

Financial apps may appear to be free but before you install them, read their privacy policies to know what you may be signing away.

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Privacy is culture specific, MNCs hit by Aadhaar, says TRAI chief

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 01:57 PM

A clutch of petitions filed by those opposing what they call the unchecked use of Aadhaar is currently in the Supreme Court.

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New rules for govt agencies to ensure security of personal data

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 01:51 PM

The new rules put the onus on government departments and agencies to safeguard personal data or information held by them.

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Aadhaar: Ushering in a Commercialized Era of Surveillance in India

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 12:45 PM

Since last year, Indian citizens have been required to submit their photograph, iris and fingerprint scans in order to access legal entitlements, benefits, compensation, scholarships, and even nutrition programs. Submitting biometric information is needed for the rehabilitation of manual scavengers, the training and aid of disabled people, and anti-retroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS patients. Soon police in the Alwar district of Rajasthan will be able to register criminals, and track missing persons through an app that integrates biometric information with the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network Systems (CCTNS).

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