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India – #Aadhaar Card Expose #UID

By- Sushrut Mane A)What kind of technology is it? Aadhaar collects the demographic as well as biometric data of whoever who has it. Section 33 of the Aadhaar Act ensures that under the guise of “national security”, the government can… Continue Reading →

#AadhaarMafia Delhi Cop threatens activist – If you don’t have aadhaar or address proof you should be surrounded and killed

‘जिसका आधार नंबर और एड्रेस नहीं है हम उसे कहीं भी ख़तम कर सकते हैं’ ‘एक अभियान चल रहा है घेरो और मारो’ Sub Inspector threatens  activist   Shabnam Hashmi  New Delhi –  Shabnam Hashmi who is  a  founder trustee  of… Continue Reading →

Legal expert speaks out against biometrics #UID

ALOYSIUS XAVIER LOPEZ The HinduUsha Ramanathan, an expert on law and poverty with students at the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai on Thursday. Photo: K. V. Srinivasan “In India, we have no idea if biometrics will work or not”… Continue Reading →

Arun Jaitley – My Call Detail Records and A Citizen’s Right to Privacy #Aadhaar #Uid

By  Arun Jaitley In the past few months I have been closely monitoring a series of news reports which deal with surveillance of my mobile phones. An effort has been made to get access to my call detail records. On… Continue Reading →

#India – Infringing Privacy for the Other 5 Billion #Aadhaar #UID

 Sonu Sindhu   Move over, mobile phones. There’s a new technological fix for poverty: biometric identification. Speaking at the World Bank on April 24, Nandan Nilekani, director of India’s universal identification scheme, promised that the project will be “transformational.” It “uses… Continue Reading →

Biometric NPR Makes Indians Worse Than Prisoners

  By Gopal Krishna To Shri Rajnath Singh Union Minister for Home Affairs Government of India New Delhi Subject-Biometric NPR makes Indians worse than prisoners, violates Citizenship Act, Census Act and constitutional rights Sir, This is with reference to the… Continue Reading →

How Rajnath Singh is wrong about Biometric NPR and the Prime Minister is right #UID

Opposed by Narendra Modi, Biometric National Population Register (NPR) is aadhaar by another name   How Rajnath Singh is wrong about Biometric NPR and the Prime Minister is right    No lessons being learnt from misuse of electoral database and… Continue Reading →

#India – Biometrics for Social Protection Programmes Risk Violating Human Rights of the Poor #UID

Author(s): Usha Ramanathan This contribution is published as part of the UNRISD resource platform for practitioners and policy makers Linking Social Protection and Human Rights. This part of the platform is a collection of expert contributions and commentary from advocates, practitioners, policy… Continue Reading →

Controversy surrounds India’s biometric database #UID #Aaadhar

Questions about the security of India‘s giant biometric database continue to be raised by privacy advocates By Mahima Kaul / 11 April, 2014 (Image: Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock)   Established in 2009 by executive order, the Unique Identification Number Authority of India… Continue Reading →

Aadhaar Project a Sham, Open callenge to Nandan Nilekani #UID

  By Express News Service – BANGALORE Published: 07th April 2014 08:34 AM     As the battle for the Lok Sabha elections intensifies, the fight against the UPA government’s pet Aadhaar project found support on Sunday as a group of academicians… Continue Reading →

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