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UIDAI puts posers to CIS over Aadhaar data leak claim
Aadhaar-issuing authority UIDAI has asked research firm Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) to explain its sensational claim that 13 crore Aadhaar numbers ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 09:28 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Watch: Aadhaar has become a whipping boy: Nandan Nilekani
India certainly needs a modern data privacy and protection law, Nilekani said in an interview. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 09:54 AM — Filed under: , ,
Revisiting Aadhaar: Law, Tech and Beyond
Udbhav Tiwari attended a panel on "Revisiting Aadhaar: Law, Tech and Beyond" held at the India International Centre Annexe on May 9, 2017 in New Delhi, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 02:47 PM — Filed under: , ,
Hacker steals 17 million Zomato users’ data, briefly puts it on dark web
Records of 17 million users were stolen from online restaurant search platform Zomato, the company said in a blog post on Thursday. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 05:57 AM — Filed under: , , ,
UIDAI goes after org that disclosed government departments were releasing Aadhaar data
If there was ever a case of shoot the messenger, it is this. by Nikhil Pahwa last modified May 20, 2017 10:46 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Experts stress on need for enhanced security
With more and more people falling prey to phishing scams, experts believe that lack of adequate security features in online payment systems will only increase ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 06:13 AM — Filed under: , ,
135 million aadhaar details, 100 million bank accounts "leaked" from government websites: Researchers
This was published by Counterview on May 5, 2017. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 06:19 AM — 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: , , ,
Details of 135 million Aadhaar card holders may have leaked, claims CIS report
The disclosure came as part of a CIS report titled ‘Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A Documentation of Public Availability of ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 08:42 AM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar data of over 13 crore people exposed: New report
Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO of UIDAI, the nodal body for Aadhaar, said, “There is no data leak from UIDAI.” by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 08:57 AM — Filed under: , ,
UIDAI remains silent on #Aadhaarleaks of 13 crore users through government portals
As the arguments for making Aadhaar mandatory go on, is there any way to stem the leaks and identify who exactly has all this information. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 11:06 AM — Filed under: , ,
১৩ কোটি আধার তথ্য ফাঁস চার সরকারি পোর্টাল থেকে! বিস্ফোরক দাবি রিপোর্টে
খোদ সরকারি পোর্টাল থেকে কয়েক কোটি আধার নম্বর ও যাবতীয় তথ্য ‘ফাঁস’! by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 11:45 AM — Filed under: , ,
135 MEELLION Indian government payment card details leaked
Legislation coming to beef up Aadhaar card privacy, security. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 11:51 AM — Filed under: , ,
'Aadhaar' Of Your Existence Or Card Of Controversy?
recent report estimates that details of 13 crore Aadhaar card holders have been leaked from four government websites. These include bank account details, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 12:24 PM — Filed under: , , ,
iSpirt's Sharad Sharma: Sorry, I trolled Aadhaar critics
Sharad Sharma, the man who is seen as one of the critical backbones of India's digital drive, profusely apologized on Tuesday for anonymously trolling those ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 26, 2017 12:13 AM — Filed under: , ,
Sharad Sharma Apologises for Trolling Aadhaar Critics; Unmasking Ispirit's Controversial Trolling Program
Last weekend I was at Aditi Mittal’s standup comedy show in Mumbai where she made a cheeky remark that stayed with me – “Do you guys know what India’s soft ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 26, 2017 01:08 AM — Filed under: , ,
BBMP faces ire for publishing pourakarmikas' Aadhaar details on website
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has published the Aadhaar details and other personal information of thousands of its pourakarmikas - civic ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 06, 2017 02:27 PM — Filed under: , ,
Provide hacker details, outfit that claimed data leak told
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the regulatory authority for Aadhaar, has written to a Bengaluru-based research organisation, Centre for ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 12:14 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar: Ushering in a Commercialized Era of Surveillance in India
Since last year, Indian citizens have been required to submit their photograph, iris and fingerprint scans in order to access legal entitlements, benefits, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 12:45 PM — Filed under: , ,
Debate over #Aadhaar Turns Nasty as Critics Accuse Supporters of Online Trolling
Internet Freedom Foundation’s Kiran Jonnalagadda has alleged that iSPIRT and its co-founder Sharad Sharma set up fake Twitter profiles to harass, intimidate ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 01:09 PM — Filed under: , ,
Online Trolls Attack Critics of India's Aadhaar State ID System
India's biometric state ID system has been leaking citizens’ data for months. When this information surfaced in April 2017, it stoked fears that the system ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 01:34 PM — Filed under: , ,
New law to unlock data economy
Proposal has been sent to PMO for approval. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 12, 2017 01:10 AM — Filed under: , ,
Why did Nandan Nilekani praise a Twitter troll?
As the Supreme Court upholds the linking of ‘Aadhar’ with PAN, questions around ex-UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani praising iSPIRT head Sharad Sharma Twitter ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 12, 2017 01:34 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: , ,
Fundamental Right to Privacy — Three Years of the Puttaswamy Judgment
by Pranav M B last modified Aug 24, 2020 07:46 AM — Filed under: , ,
The PDP Bill 2019 Through the Lens of Privacy by Design
This paper evaluates the PDP Bill based on the Privacy by Design approach. It examines the implications of Bill in terms of the data ecosystem it may lead to, ... by Saumyaa Naidu, Akash Sheshadri, Shweta Mohandas, and Pranav M Bidare; Edited by Arindrajit Basu, Shweta Reddy; With inputs from Amber Sinha last modified Nov 13, 2020 07:51 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Policy Brief: Oversight Mechanisms for Surveillance
by Elonnai Hickok last modified Nov 24, 2015 06:09 AM — Filed under: ,
Communication Rights in the Age of Digital Technology
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) invites you to a conference to discuss the evolution of privacy and surveillance in India on Friday, October 30, 2015 ... by rakesh last modified Oct 24, 2015 07:45 AM — Filed under: , , ,
UK DNA Database and the European Court of Human Rights: Lessons that India can Learn from Its Mistakes
On September 24, 2012, the Centre for Internet & Society in collaboration with the Alternative Law Forum invites the public to a talk with international ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 17, 2012 03:40 AM — Filed under: , ,
Online privacy should not come at the cost of security: Sunil Abraham
Sunil Abraham, Centre for Internet and Society’s executive director, on privacy laws and Internet penetration. by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 02, 2014 02:27 AM — Filed under: ,