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Aadhaar Amendment bill gets Cabinet nod, to be introduced in Budget session

The Bill — which will be in form of amendment to Aadhaar Act 2016 and will replace an ordinance issued in March, 2019 The Amendment bill also proposes stiff penalties for violation of norms TopicsAadhaar Amendment BillUnion Cabinet New Delhi: The… Continue Reading →

Dr. Usha Ramanathan declared “Hero” for speaking out against India’s controversial Aadhaar digital identity program

Today, Access Now announces its selection of Dr. Usha Ramanathan, an Indian researcher and activist, as a recipient of this year’s Human Rights Heroes Award. Dr. Ramanathan is one of the leading critics of Aadhaar who has, since 2009, tirelessly challenged… Continue Reading →

Database With Millions of Indian Personal Records Exposed and Hijacked

POSTED BY: BOB DIACHENKO MAY 8, 2019 On May 1st, I have discovered an unprotected and publicly indexed MongoDB database which contained 275,265,298 records with personal identifiable information (PII) on Indian citizens, including the following fields: Name Email Gender Education level and area of… Continue Reading →

PIL filed in Supreme Court to link Aadhaar with social media accounts #WTFnews

The petition was filed by advocate and Delhi BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay By Express News Service NEW DELHI: A PIL was filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Centre to ascertain the feasibility of linking Aadhaar with social media accounts,… Continue Reading →

The IL&FS Aadhaar enrolment scandal – Part 1

Why the Aadhaar database is fatally compromised, why the UIDAI has known about it for years, and how they covered it up. (thread) 2. This is a story about a scandal so big it should have marked the cancellation of the… Continue Reading →

Aadhaar Data Of Over 2 Crore Punjab Residents Found On Seized Hard Disks

NT Punjab has a population of around 2.8 crore, out of which Aadhaar details of over 2 crore persons have been found with IT Grids. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has, however, refuted reports about the breach of… Continue Reading →

Karnataka to use Aadhaar-linked ID to track every pregnancy #WTFnews’

The Department of Health and Family Welfare is all set to track every pregnancy in the state, from conception to birth, with the help of an Aadhaar-linked unique ID number. Every year, Karnataka sees 11 lakh-13 lakh pregnant women. But… Continue Reading →

The mess in the banking system due to Aadhaar

A bridge to nowhere Sakina Dhorajiwala Jean Drèze Niklas Wagner MORE-INAadhaar and cash transfers Poor people are running from pillar to post as the Aadhaar payment bridge routinely obstructs their welfare benefits Perhaps you will remember “l’affaire Airtel” — the… Continue Reading →

Allahabad HC-Aadhaar Entries Not Conclusive Proof In Criminal Cases

“It stands demonstrated that in case a person relies on entries in Aadhaar Card in regard to address, date of birth etc., on the basis of the Aadhaar Card, under the Evidence Act it cannot be said that the entries… Continue Reading →

Andhra Pradesh -Data breach by TDP app? UIDAI, EC launch probe

Hyderabad: A massive probe has been launched by multiple agencies such as Unique Identification Authority of India, Election Commission of India and Cyberabad police into a complaint filed regarding alleged privacy breach and misuse of data of 3.7 crore voters… Continue Reading →

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