Aadhaar hearings: Day 15 saw arguments on Aadhaar as a money bill, interim orders for NEET registrations were also passed
On Day 15 of the Aadhaar hearings, senior counsel Arvind Datar concluded his arguments for the petitioners, and senior counsel P. Chidambaram commenced his.
Aadhaar hearings: Mandatory linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts violates the 'Right to Equality', argue petitioners
On Day 14 of the Aadhaar hearings, senior counsel Arvind Datar commenced his arguments on behalf of the petitioners.
Aadhaar hearings: Petitioners argue that Aadhaar violates dignity by objectifying and depersonalizing an individual
The petitioners first continued with their arguments since Day 11 on dignity as a protected facet of Article 21 of the Constitution
Aadhaar hearing: Petitioners argue that receipt of govt benefits cannot be at the cost of compromising fundamental rights
In summary, Kapil Sibal argued that this case was the most important case in Indian history since the ADM Jabalpur case.
Aadhaar hearing: Petitioners argue for a voluntary ID card system that does not collect user data
The petitioners argued that there can be a voluntary ID card system without authentication data that would not be used to collect data.
Aadhaar hearing: Petitioners argue on centralisation of data and challenge Aadhaar’s claims on savings
Issues raised on day 6 included the unconstitutionality caused by the centralization of data from the Aadhaar system, the legal basis of Aadhaar, and the veracity of the UIDAI and governmental claims on the savings through Aadhaar.
Aadhaar case: SC looking at striking a balance between disbursal of social welfare benefits and data aggregation
The Court stated that a balance would have to be struck between the state’s interest in disbursal of welfare benefits and privacy concerns with aggregation of data.
Aadhaar hearing: Lack of governmental ownership of CIDR’s source code can have serious consequences
Lacking ownership over this critical infrastructure can have serious consequences. One such consequence is that this affects the ability of the government to declare it as a ‘protected system’, a crucial factor for ensuring the safety of the CIDR.
Aadhaar's new Face Authentication system opens up a Pandora's box of problems
No matter how secure the CIDR is maintained, this crucial data of an entire nation in a single database is a huge security risk.
Aadhaar data breach: UIDAI must address privacy concerns urgently; simply denying leak not enough
Asserting the technical security of the Aadhaar card and the safety of the biometric data alone as a response to privacy allegations is not enough.
Understanding the Data Protection White Paper Part XII: Establishing a data protection authority and permitting class action suits in India
The White Paper also raises certain interesting questions such as whether class action suits should be permitted for data protection, and whether judicial impact assessments are required.
Understanding the Data Protection White Paper Part X: Governing diverse industries through a co-regulatory approach
Is the co-regulatory approach appropriate for India? What about other models like self-regulation and ‘command and control’?
Understanding the Data Protection White Paper Part VIII: Ensuring data quality and the rights of access and rectification
It isn’t enough to ensure that the data controller has collected data with the people’s consent, or that the use of the data is legitimate
Understanding the Data Protection White Paper Part VII: The ubiquitous use of biometric data raises new issues
The White Paper is focussed on the identification of SPD and is contemplating heightened protections for it.
Understanding the Data Protection White Paper Part V: Clicking on the ‘I Accept’ button before proceeding to use a service or app
People are unaware that with this simple click they have given away hordes of extremely private information on themselves to the apps or service providers.
Understanding the Data Protection White Paper Part IV: Exemptions to data protection law regarding investigations, research, journalism
Exemptions from a data protection law will not imply a complete exemption from the protection it offers. Instead, it normally involves a partial waiver of the obligations
Understanding the Data Protection White Paper part I: Defining personal data and sensitive personal data
Following an extensive discussion on privacy, the White Paper has called for public comments by 31 December, 2017 on the crucial issues which form the backbone of a data protection law in India.
RTI reveal of Aadhaar disclosure by govt websites highlights privacy risks with Aadhaar data collection
The recent reveal of Aadhaar data breaches by govt websites draws attention again to the inadequacy of actions taken by the UIDAI to protect privacy
Prepaid payment instruments: From interoperability to full KYC, how RBI is making digital space more secure
Interoperability allows payments to be made with different wallets, and allowing easy transfers between different wallets
Apple’s Face ID could further enable mass surveillance based on biometric data
The increasing convenience of technology has led to an increasing lowering of security and privacy for the people.