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Aadhaar marks a fundamental shift in citizen-state relations: From ‘We the People’ to ‘We the Government’
Your fingerprints, iris scans, details of where you shop. Compulsory Aadhaar means all this data is out there. And it’s still not clear who can view or use it. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 04, 2017 04:10 PM — Filed under: , , ,
It’s the technology, stupid
Eleven reasons why the Aadhaar is not just non-smart but also insecure. by Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 07, 2017 12:53 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Press Release, March 11, 2016: The Law cannot Fix what Technology has Broken!
We published and circulated the following press release on March 11, 2016, as the Lok Sabha passed the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other ... by Japreet Grewal and Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 16, 2016 10:10 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
List of Recommendations on the Aadhaar Bill, 2016 - Letter Submitted to the Members of Parliament
On Friday, March 11, the Lok Sabha passed the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016. The Bill was ... by Amber Sinha, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Sunil Abraham, and Vanya Rakesh last modified Mar 21, 2016 08:50 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Vulnerabilities in the UIDAI Implementation Not Addressed by the Aadhaar Bill, 2016
In this infographic, we document the various issues in the Aadhaar enrolment process implemented by the UIDAI, and highlight the vulnerabilities that the ... by Pooja Saxena and Amber Sinha last modified Mar 21, 2016 08:33 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Workshop on Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms, and Human Rights (Delhi, October 01)
CIS welcomes you to participate in the workshop we are organising on Saturday, October 01 at India Habitat Centre, Delhi, to discuss benefits, harms, and human ... by Vanya Rakesh last modified Sep 28, 2016 05:53 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
India’s National ID Program May Be Turning The Country Into A Surveillance State
For seven years, India’s government has been scanning the irises and fingerprints of its citizens into a massive database. The once voluntary program was ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 07, 2017 12:49 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Aadhaar: A widening net
As India makes Aadhaar compulsory for a range of services, concerns about potential data breaches remain more than six years after the govt started building ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 22, 2017 05:06 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Is Your Aadhar Biometrics Safe? Firms Accused Of Storing Biometrics And Using Them Illegally
Fears of Aadhar biometric security have been compounded as the government is sprinting towards the next phase of ‘cashless India’ and digitization by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 27, 2017 01:56 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Analysis of Key Provisions of the Aadhaar Act Regulations
In exercise of their powers under of the powers conferred by Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016, ... by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 03, 2017 02:05 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
India’s Supreme Court hears challenge to biometric authentication system
Two lawsuits being heard this week before India’s Supreme Court question a requirement imposed by the government that individuals should quote a ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 06:44 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Digital native: Look before you (digitally) leap
Creating a digital future is great, but there’s a serious need to secure the infrastructure first. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 08, 2017 01:22 AM — Filed under: , ,
Are biometrics hack-proof?
There are growing concerns over biometric security in India. We ask the experts if biometrics can really be hacked. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 12, 2017 01:39 AM — Filed under: , ,
An Urgent Need for the Right to Privacy
Along with a group of individuals and organisations from academia and civil society, we have drafted and are signatories to an open letter addressed to the ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Mar 17, 2016 07:40 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Press Release, March 15, 2016: The New Bill Makes Aadhaar Compulsory!
We published and circulated the following press release on March 15, 2016, to highlight the fact that the Section 7 of the Aadhaar Bill, 2016 states that ... by Amber Sinha last modified Mar 16, 2016 10:11 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Analysis of Aadhaar Act in the Context of A.P. Shah Committee Principles
Whilst there are a number of controversies relating to the Aadhaar Act including the fact that it was introduced in a manner so as to circumvent the majority ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Mar 17, 2016 07:43 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Salient Points in the Aadhaar Bill and Concerns
Since the release of the Aadhaar Bill, the Centre for Internet and Society has been writing a number of posts analyzing the Bill and calling out problematic ... by Amber Sinha and Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2016 04:37 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Aadhaar Bill 2016 Evaluated against the National Privacy Principles
In this infographic, we evaluate the privacy provisions of the Aadhaar Bill 2016 against the national privacy principles developed by the Group of Experts on ... by Pooja Saxena and Amber Sinha last modified Mar 21, 2016 08:38 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
130 Million at Risk of Fraud After Massive Leak of Indian Biometric System Data
A series of potentially calamitous leaks in India leave as many as 130 million people at risk of fraud or worse after caches of biometric and other personal ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 12:36 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Seminar on Understanding Financial Technology, Cashless India, and Forced Digitalisation (Delhi, January 24)
The Centre for Financial Accountability is organising a seminar on "Understanding Financial Technology, Cashless India, and Forced Digitalisation" on Tuesday, ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jan 23, 2017 01:17 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Vidhi Doshi - Fingerprint Payments Prompt Privacy Fears in India (The Guardian)
This article by Vidhi Doshi on the use of Aadhaar-based payments by private companies in India was published by The Guardian on February 09, 2017. Sumandro ... by Vidhi Doshi last modified Feb 13, 2017 09:21 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
"Will the Magic Number Deliver?" - Roundtable on Aadhaar at CSLG, JNU, April 26
The Centre for the Study of Law and Governance (CSLG), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), will organise a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, April 26, to ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Apr 20, 2016 10:49 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Right to Food Campaign, Ranchi Convention, 2016
The Right to Food Campaign held its 2016 Convention in Ranchi during September 23-25, 2016. While three years have elapsed since the passage of the National ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Mar 16, 2019 04:40 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
The soon-to-be launched Aadhaar Pay will let you make purchases using your fingerprint
Paying for your groceries and other goods by using your biometrics instead of an e-wallet, debit card or cash seems to be the next phase in the Centre’s ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 16, 2017 03:14 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
India’s Digital ID Rollout Collides With Rickety Reality
India’s new digital identification system, years in the making and now being put into widespread use, has yet to deliver the new era of modern efficiency it ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 17, 2017 03:35 PM — Filed under: , , ,
India’s biometric ID scans make sci-fi a reality
I have been thinking about my fingerprints and the secrets that may lie within my eyes — and whether I want to share them with the Indian government. I may not ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 28, 2017 02:45 AM — Filed under: , , ,
The Uncertain Future of India's Plan to Biometrically Identify Everyone
Last Sunday an 11-year-old boy in Andhra Pradesh, a state in southeast India, hung himself from a ceiling fan as his family slept. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 08, 2014 05:31 AM — Filed under: , ,
The New Aadhaar Bill in Plain English
We have put together a plain English version of the The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016. by Amber Sinha, Vanya Rakesh and Vipul Kharbanda last modified Mar 11, 2016 04:41 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Report on Understanding Aadhaar and its New Challenges
The Trans-disciplinary Research Cluster on Sustainability Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University collaborated with the Centre for Internet and Society, and ... by Japreet Grewal, Vanya Rakesh, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, and Elonnai Hickock last modified Mar 16, 2019 04:42 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Pratap Vikram Singh - Why Aadhaar is Baseless?
This article by Pratap Vikram Singh, Governance Now, discusses the problems emerging out of the UIDAI project due to its lack of mechanisms for informed and ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2016 05:31 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,