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Will the Supreme Court declare the Aadhaar Act a black law? 11.6.2018 Rediff: Columns
Unless the judges factor in the ungovernability of technologies and their beneficial owners, present and future Presidents, prime ministers, judges, legislators and officials handling sensitive assignments may become redundant with reference to their age-old roles for securing 'national resources and assets', warns Dr Gopal Krishna.
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The subversion of Aadhaar 10.5.2018 Rediff: News
'Bureaucrats have transformed a project meant to empower the poorest Indians into one that empowers only babus and disempowers everyone else,' says Mihir S Sharma.
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‘Aadhaar biometric data is 100% secure’, says India’s cybersecurity chief 1.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Increasing cyberthreats are due to too much outsourcing by the banking industry, says Gulshan Rai
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Aadhaar numbers of 89 lakh rural workers put up online 27.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Disclosure in A.P. could lead to profiling of beneficiaries, says IT researcher
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Aadhaar data of 134,000 Indians leaked on Andhra govt website; top updates 26.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
UIDAI accepted in the Aadhaar case that there was no Supreme court order to make it compulsory to link Aadhaar with mobile phone number. Find latest news on Aadhaar data breach and privacy issues
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UIDAI introduces new QR code for offline Aadhaar verification; top updates 19.4.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has brought an updated QR code on e-Aadhaar. Aadhaar card holders can now download and print their biometric ID from the UIDAI website. Details here
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India must ensure privacy for biometric identification programmes: IMF 12.4.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Given its broad coverage, IMF believes that it may be a challenge to phase Aaadhar out
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India should take steps to ensure privacy in biometric identification programmes: IMF 12.4.2018 General News
The IMF today said India should take necessary measures to ensure privacy and security controls while implementing large identification programmes like the Aadhar, as the global financial body identified India as a leader in the biometric identification system. The International Monetary Fund in its fiscal monitor report on digital government said digitalisation can facilitate stronger governance and fiscal transparency, allowing better public awareness and scrutiny of the budget process and the design of fiscal policy. In India, the IMF said, biometric identification and electronic payments have helped reduce leakages in LPG subsidies. "Depending on assumptions and how the reduction in leakage is expressed that is, the reduction in total transfers or wrongful payments estimated savings from digitalisation range between 0.2 and 21 per cent of cash transfers and 11 to 24 per cent of wrongful payments, it said. "It is difficult to disentangle the effect of digitalisation from broader .
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Are your parents in unclean jobs? Haryana students asked 11.4.2018 Deccan Herald - News
The BJP-led Haryana government is courting controversy over seeking "absurd" details from school students, including one that seeks to know if their parents are engaged in any "unclean occupation". The student admission form that has been circulated by the state education department also seeks details of parents Aadhar numbers, caste and religion. The deadline for submitting the forms for admission is April 16. The Congress has slammed Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and his government for what they infer as uncalled surveillance on parents and propagation of untouchability. The 100-point questionnaire also asks students to state if they are "mentally challenged". Another question wants to know if the student is suffering from any "genetic disorder". The question on whether parents are engaged in any "unclean occupation" is the one that is being seen as most ridiculous. Haryana BJP spokesperson Raman Malik tried to defend the state governments move and the need for such information. He maintained that ...
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Aadhaar gets Virtual ID for security: All you need to know & how it works 2.4.2018 Latest News
The UIDAI's official handle tweeted about the launch and said that while residents can generate their VIDs right away, service providers are expected to start accepting it in place of Aadhaar 'soon'
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Aadhaar hearing: Supreme Court expresses concerns with data breaches, Aadhaar security and profiling 28.3.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The issue of data breaches from points other than the CIDR was also raised. Also, the Bench refused to extend the deadline for Section 7 benefits.
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UIDAI may take legal action against ZDNet for Aadhar breach report 26.3.2018 Latest News
ZDNet reported that a data leak on a system run by a state-owned utility company could allow access to private information of Aadhaar holders
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250,000 cattle in MP stamped with unique 12-digit Aadhaar-like number 25.3.2018 Latest News
The cattle UID would then be linked to the Aadhaar number of its owner which in turn would check the illegal sale and purchase of cattle
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Aadhar Boss To Make A Presentation In Top Court Today 22.3.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Amid privacy concerns, the Chief Executive Officer Of the Unique Identification Authority of India, Ajay Pandey, will make a presentation on Aadhaar before a Supreme Court bench at 2.30 p.m. today.
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Cambridge Analytica and lessons for firms 22.3.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Cambridge Analytica and lessons for firms
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Aadhaar data behind 10-ft thick wall: ASG 22.3.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Centre assured the top court on Wednesday that all data collected from millions of people under the Aadhaar scheme was safe and contained in a storage facility that was barricaded behind a fortified wall. Continuing its submissions in the ongoing matter challenging the constitutional validity of aadhar, the centre put the right to eat on a higher ground that the right to privacy. Addressing concerns over data breach, the Centre said that data collected under Aadhaar was secure since it was kept in a building that has 10 ft thick walls. Representing the Centre, Attorney General KK Venugopal also quoted former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in the Supreme Court to put forth its arguments supporting Aadhaar. He added  that the Aadhaar programme was not a “fly-by-night effort to score some brownie points” and urged the apex court to spare a few minutes and allow the CEO of UIDAI to present a power point presentation to quell all apprehensions behind the unique 12-digit biometric identification scheme The ...
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Aadhaar data kept behind 5 feet thick walls: Attorney General to SC 21.3.2018 Latest News
The judges, meanwhile, asked the attorney general to first argue on the legal contentions first and asked the government to respond to all the arguments made by the petitioners
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Foreigners who live in India embrace UID even as linking Aadhaar debate continues 11.3.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
While Indian citizens have been arguing and debating for several months over their Right to Privacy when it comes to applying for an Aadhaar card, a number of immigrants who have lived here for several years have applied and possess a unique identity (UID), the Times of India reported. According to the Aadhar Act of 2016, any resident of India who has lived in the country for over 182 days in the 12 months before applying for the card is eligible for one.  And while the debate over linking an individual's Aadhaar to their bank account or to private services such as cell phone providers continue, the deadline to link everything has increased beyond the March 31 deadline. The Centre said that since some more time would be needed to conclude the prolonged hearing in the Aadhaar case, the government may extend the deadline from March 31. A five-judge Constitution bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan agreed with the contention of ...
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Here is how to retain your Google Tez, MobiKwik, JioMoney, Paytm, OlaMoney or any other prepaid wallet after February 28 27.2.2018 Sify Finance
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Meghalaya Diary, part 2: Superstitions, privacy concerns, distrust of 'non-tribals' make Aadhaar a non-starter in poll-bound state 22.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Many people in Meghalaya are avoiding Aadhaar enrollment because they believe it is akin to the mark of the beast.
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