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European court judgment could guide arguments on Aadhaar 17.12.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Even as a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India examines the vexed issue of the Constitutionality of the unique biometric identification scheme, lawyers for the petitioners, who have challenged the Aadhaar, are likely to cite a December 2016 judgment of the European Court to buttress their point. For in that landmark judgment, the European Court ruled that the government's intent to curb crime couldn't be a valid basis for surveillance of all citizens and such a thing was violation of the citizens' fundamental rights and the right to privacy. Through the judgment, the court had struck down a law that required all citizens to preserve computer and telecom data for one year. "Due regard to the Principle of Proportionality also derives from the Court's settled case-law to the effect that the protection of the fundamental right to respect for private life at EU level requires that derogations from and limitations on the protection of personal data should apply only in so far as is strictly ...
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Eyes on the wall 11.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Video management technology is now intelligent enough to know what frames to store, how and when
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Gujarat elections 2017: GCCI petition against poll manual rejected 30.11.2017 DNA: Bangalore
Gujarat elections 2017: GCCI petition against poll manual rejected
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Aadhaar is based on unscientific thinking, fallible biometric data 21.11.2017 Rediff: News
Biometric authentication is based on the unscientific and questionable assumption that there are parts of human body that does not age, wither and decay with the passage of time.
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The digital universe is growing; it's also becoming more unequal 19.11.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Earlier this year, two separate malware outbreaks - WannaCry and Petya - affected hundreds of thousands of people and organisations around the world
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EC seeks time for its stand on GCCI’s plea 17.11.2017 DNA: Money
The Gujarat Chambers of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has challenged the Election Commission’s (EC) Election Expense and Monitoring Manual, in which it has given ample power and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the Static Surveillance Team to check and seize cash. When the matter came up for hearing before the first division bench court, the EC sought more time for its stand. GCCI, through a petition, has challenged the Election Commissioner’s Expense Manual. Petitioner’s contention is that SOP is in violation of the fundamental rights of the citizen, it is absolutely illegal, ultra vires and interference into one’s privacy and right to life. Petitioner’s say is that Static Surveillance Team (SST) is given power to create check posts, check each and every vehicle and if any cash is found without supportive documents, it can seize the same and later hand over to either the treasury or if the amount is beyond Rs. 2.5 lakh in cash, it would inform the Income Tax department. When the petition was heard, ...
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Workplace of the future: Social media, privacy and work-life balance 7.11.2017 India Today| Must Read
What will the workplace of the future look life? At the India Today Conclave Next 2017, six top panelists came together for a discussion of how technology will intersect with workplaces
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An eye on safety 1.11.2017 Deccan Herald - Thursday
If you have ever imagined what it feels like to be in the Bigg Boss house, think no more! Bengalureans will soon get a taste of what it feels like to be under the watchful gaze of an omnipresent being when over 2,700 CCTV cameras will grace the citys wards by December end. Seen as invaluable tools to help the police maintain law and order as well as help with the investigation of cases, CCTV cameras have been seeing a surge in their popularity of late. Says Rahul Sankar, a tour operator, "It is a good initiative by the government. These cameras do well to instil fear in the minds of petty criminals and help to prevent small crimes. For the ones who are worried about infringement of civil liberties, I want to point out that these cameras are there for your safety. And once outside, one is in the public eye anyway. So what privacy concerns do you have?". These public surveillance systems have become commonplace fixtures in our roads and buildings. But while many dont even spare a glance at these cameras, ...
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Beyond the social media horizon 1.11.2017 Hindu: Arts
Privacy Matters is an attempt by artistes, activists and writers to take the debate to the grassroots
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Data and privacy 1.11.2017 Hindu: Letters
In its zeal to aggregate data in electronic form and target subsidies better, the government cannot ignore its responsibility to protect citizens from the perils of the cyber era (“Five-judge statute ...
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Right to privacy is deeply linked to national security 26.10.2017 Rediff: News
Admittedly, EVMs too have a UID number and any convergence of data can make the secret ballot system a party of history, warns Dr Gopal Krishna in the 5th part of his series against Aadhaar.
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Ashok Gehlot alleges BJP 'surveillance' of hotel rooms after meeting Hardik Patel 23.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
Congress leader Ashok Gehlot alleged today that police were checking hotel rooms booked in his name, after he met with Patidar leader Hardik Patel and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani.
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Aadhaar Act contravenes right to life and personal liberty 17.10.2017 Rediff: News
Aadhaar-related schemes and the Aadhaar Act exist on the assumption that Right to Privacy is not a Fundamental Right.
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The state is always watching 14.10.2017 Hindu: News
Sri Lanka has been issuing National Identity Cards (NICs) to its citizens for 45 years now, but the government’s recent push for an electronic version with biometrics is making privacy advocates uneas...
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Justice Nariman, SC bench honoured for Right to Privacy order 10.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Supreme Court judge, Justice R F Nariman, and the constitution bench which delivered the historic ruling recognising privacy as a fundamental right, have been chosen as one of the five global Heroes of Human Rights and Communications Surveillance by a global digital rights advocacy group. "While all nine justices (of the bench) deserve recognition for their heroic judgments, Justice Nariman earns individual recognition for specifically citing to the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance in his opinion," the group, Access Now, said in a statement. It also accorded special recognition to the other Indian judges in the bench on privacy - then Chief Justice J S Khehar, Justice S A Bobde, Justice J Chelameswar, Justice R K Agrawal, Justice A M Sapre, Justice D Y Chandrachud, Justice S K Kaul and Justice S Abdul Nazeer for "unanimously agreeing to recognise privacy as a fundamental right". The Supreme Court had on August 24 declared Right to Privacy as a ...
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Nobody reads privacy policies - here's how to fix that 10.10.2017 News
Few privacy policies provide consumers with any choices besides not using the service at all
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Aadhaar is against Arthashastra, Hadith and Bible 9.10.2017 Rediff: News
It emerges that not only does the CIDR project fails the test of fairness, justness and reasonableness besides the test of not being fanciful, oppressive or arbitrary; it also fails the test of Arthashastra, Hadith and the Bible.
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Individuals and privacy 6.10.2017 HBL: Opinion
This refers to ‘Let’s be realistic about Aadhaar’ by TK Ramachandran (October 6). Freedom of individuals to be left alone from control of the government is the core tenet of democracy. In a democrac...
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Let’s be realistic about Aadhaar 5.10.2017 HBL: Home
Technological naïveté and digital illiteracy are not going to help the cause of privacy; it’s time we redefined data security
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Facebook navigates a global power struggle 4.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
On a muggy, late spring evening, Tuan Pham awoke to the police storming his house in Hanoi, Vietnam. They marched him to a police station and demanded that he hand over his Facebook password. Tuan, a computer engineer, had recently written a poem on the social network criticising how the communist country was run. Tuan's arrest came just weeks after Facebook offered a major olive branch to Vietnam's government. Facebook's head of global policy management, Monika Bickert, met with a top Vietnamese official in April and pledged to remove information from the social network that violated the country's laws. While Facebook said its policies in Vietnam have not changed, and it has a consistent process for governments to report illegal content, the Vietnamese government was specific. The social network, they have said, had agreed to help create a new communications channel with the government to prioritise Hanoi's requests and remove what the regime considered inaccurate posts about senior leaders. Populous, ...
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