Reports of potential misuse of massive biometric database collected by the US to track Afghans raise questions about data protection in conflict zones
Registering in a biometric database means trusting not just the current organisation requesting the data but any future organisation that may come into power or have access to the data
Hackers have been known to trick mobile phone carriers into transferring a victim’s phone number to their own phone.
Researchers found that the biometric data controls access to secure facilities, was unprotected and mostly unencrypted.
Bangalore airport launches Digi Yatra with Vistara; to introduce biometric boarding process to other flights later
All Vistara flights are expected to be integrated into the biometric boarding process at the Bangalore airport by October, it said.
Since 2011, FBI has reportedly logged over 390,000 facial-recognition searches of federal and local databases.
TMC MP Mahua Moitra opposes Aadhar bill, says it is ‘not transparent’ as it goes against laws of data protection and privacy
Opposing the Aadhar Bill 2016 in Lok Sabha on Thursday, TMC MP Mahua Moitra said that the bill violates Supreme Court judgment and lacks transparency. Speaking about section 5 of the bill she stated, 'There is no standard of privacy and security today. There is no Data Protection Act'. Earlier in the Lok Sabha, she submitted a breach of privilege motion against Zee TV and its editor Sudhir Chaudhary for allegedly falsely reporting her maiden address.
Aadhaar privacy debate, data protection regulation to intermediary guidelines: Tech policy trends of 2018
Looking at the year gone by for privacy, one can look ahead at 2019 only with concern
Assam home department passes the buck over collection of biometric data as 15 December deadline approaches
Officials at the NRC secretariat are in no doubt that the home department is “passing the buck” since it had failed to begin the exercise in time.
UIDAI said that it was impossible to match the fingerprints of a dead body with its biometric database.
The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the constitutional validity of Aadhaar has garnered a variety of responses from media outlets: some in favour, others not so much.
SC strikes down section 57 of Aadhaar Act: Humongous task to audit and erase data with private firms, say experts
The Supreme Court also said that Aadhaar data can't be shared with security agencies in the name of upholding national security and individuals too can complain about theft of their Aadhaar data.
The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 prescribes a number of provisions legalising the non-consensual processing of data.
The Minister said that Aadhaar authorities conduct nearly one crore authentications every second.
UIDAI has said that it has never shared any biometric data with any crime investigating agency.
Facebook-Cambridge Analytica row: Whether on FB or Aadhaar, societal need for privacy trumps the individual
The social value of privacy needs to be spotlighted for it urges us to look not only at the individual right over data, but the social benefits that we derive from its recognition.
Tech2 Talks: Digital rights activist, Nikhil Pahwa explains what's wrong with Aadhaar and how to fix it
The discussion with Pahwa also takes place at a time when petitioners are actively chasing the government's Aadhaar program, pointing out loopholes and the downsides of the system in the Supreme Court.
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.
Exploring the need for a right against automated decisions in India in view of Aadhaar based biometric authentication
One of the arguments in the ongoing Aadhaar case was on the Aadhaar system as the use of a technology which resulted in the denial of constitutional right.