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Extending Aadhaar to more areas is a hare-brained idea, it should be dropped
News reports that the mandatory use of Aadhaar could be extended to a host of new areas are extremely disturbing. According to these reports, the Unique ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 24, 2016 03:05 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: , , , , , , , , ,
How the government gains when private companies use Aadhaar
by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 01, 2016 03:58 PM — Filed under: , ,
National Health Stack: Data For Data’s Sake, A Manmade Health Hazard
On Oct. 5, 2017, an HIV positive woman was denied admission in Hyderabad’s Osmania General Hospital even though she was entitled to free treatment under ... by Murali Neelakantan, Swaraj Barooah, Swagam Dasgupta and Torsha Sarkar last modified Sep 16, 2018 05:01 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Is Aadhaar Essential To Achieve Error-Free Electoral Rolls?
The Election Commission’s plans to link Aadhaar with electoral rolls may have stirred a hornet’s nest. by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 25, 2018 01:21 AM — Filed under: , ,
Biometrics: An ‘Angootha Chaap’ nation?
This blog post throws light on the inconsistencies in biometric collection under the UID and NPR Schemes. by Mukta Batra last modified Sep 19, 2014 06:12 AM — Filed under: , , ,
UID and NPR: Towards Common Ground
The UID (Unique Identification) and NPR (National Population Register) are both government identity schemes that aggregate personal data, including biometric ... by Mukta Batra last modified Oct 15, 2014 01:06 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Supreme Court extends Aadhaar linking deadline till it passes verdict
The Supreme Court, however, allowed the government to seek Aadhaar numbers to transfer benefits of government schemes funded from the consolidated fund of ... by Admin last modified Mar 17, 2018 03:02 PM — Filed under: , ,
To protect data, don’t opt for plastic or laminated Aadhaar card: UIDAI
Unauthorized printing of Aadhaar cards could render the QR (quick response) code dysfunctional or even expose personal data without an individual’s informed ... by Admin last modified Feb 07, 2018 01:00 AM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar: ‘Safety is regularly evolving‘
Experts say the new security features will significantly ensure there is no ‘large-scale theft of people‘s identity‘. Alnoor Peermohamed reports. by Admin last modified Feb 07, 2018 04:44 PM — Filed under: , ,
Linking Aadhaar with social media or ending encryption is counterproductive
Should Aadhaar be used as KYC for social media accounts? We have recently seen a debate on this question with even the courts hearing arguments in favour and ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Aug 28, 2019 01:39 AM — Filed under: , ,
Debate: Five Aadhaar Myths that Don’t Stand Up to Scrutiny
We need to reboot the Aadhaar debate by asking why we want to create a centralised biometric database of Indian residents in the first place. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 01, 2016 03:48 PM — 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: , , , , ,
Surveillance Project
The Aadhaar project’s technological design and architecture is an unmitigated disaster and no amount of legal fixes in the Act will make it any better. by Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 05, 2016 03:21 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar: Still Too Many Problems
While one wishes to welcome govt’s attempt to bring Aadhaar within a legislative framework, the fact is there are too many problems that still remain ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 06, 2016 03:31 PM — Filed under: , ,
Free Net advocates flay Trai's public Wi-Fi paper
Stakeholders vouching for a cheap and open Internet have flagged concerns over privacy and regulatory hurdles. by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 20, 2016 03:21 AM — Filed under: , ,
India's Aadhaar with biometric details of its billion citizens is making experts uncomfortable
"Indians in general have yet to understand the meaning and essence of privacy," says Member of Parliament, Tathagata Satpathy. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 14, 2017 02:57 PM — Filed under: , ,
Will Aadhaar Act Address India’s Dire Need For a Privacy Law?
by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Apr 05, 2016 04:01 PM — Filed under: , ,
India's biometric database crosses billion-member mark
India's biometric database notched up one billion members on Monday, as the government sought to allay concerns about privacy breaches in the world's biggest ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 07, 2016 02:54 AM — Filed under: , ,
FAQ on the Aadhaar Project and the Bill
This FAQ attempts to address the key questions regarding the Aadhaar/UIDAI project and the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, ... by Elonnai Hickok, Vanya Rakesh, and Vipul Kharbanda last modified Apr 13, 2016 02:06 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
India's National ID Project Brings Pain to Those it Aims to Help
Poor management, corruption and fraud are threatening to derail the world’s largest national identity project. by Admin last modified May 12, 2018 12:53 AM — Filed under: , ,
From 1 March, only registered devices to be used to authenticate Aadhaar
UIDAI directive to Aadhaar authentication agencies aims to avoid putting citizens’ biometric data at risk by Admin last modified Feb 24, 2018 07:59 AM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar unique IDs in India: a qualified success?
Anshuman Jaswal form Kapronasia shares insights into the security and privacy concerns related to Aadhaar, which are often overlooked by Admin last modified Mar 17, 2018 12:49 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar safety
We get experts to give their take on a current issue each week and lend their perspective to a much-discussed topic. by Admin last modified Mar 26, 2018 05:09 PM — Filed under: , ,
Security experts say need to secure Aadhaar ecosystem, warn about third party leaks
The public reckoning of data leaks in India’s national ID database, Aadhaar is still on hold while reports of data leakage through third-parties keep coming. by Admin last modified Mar 26, 2018 10:37 PM — Filed under: , ,
UIDAI servers or third parties, Aadhaar leaks are dangerous: Experts
Even though the UIDAI has denied these reports, its arguments rest on shaky grounds, according to experts. by Admin last modified Mar 27, 2018 02:16 AM — Filed under: , ,
Pension won’t be denied for want of Aadhaar, says EPFO
The move is aimed at ensuring that no retired government employee is deprived of pension for want of Aadhaar or failure of fingerprint authentication. by Admin last modified Apr 10, 2018 10:33 PM — Filed under: ,
Should Aadhaar be mandatory?
This week, a constitutional bench of the Supreme Court will adjudicate on limited questions of stay orders in the Aadhaar case. After numerous attempts by the ... by Amber Sinha last modified Dec 18, 2017 03:54 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar linking deadline approaches: Here are all the myths and facts
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 ... by Admin last modified Jan 01, 2018 04:04 PM — Filed under: , ,
India’s Data Protection Regime Must Be Built Through an Inclusive and Truly Co-Regulatory Approach
We must move India past its existing consultative processes for rule-making, which often prompts stakeholders to take adversarial and extremely one-sided ... by Amber Sinha last modified Jan 01, 2018 04:18 PM — Filed under: , ,