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'Should not blindly rely on technology': How media reacted to Supreme Court's Aadhaar judgment
India

'Should not blindly rely on technology': How media reacted to Supreme Court's Aadhaar judgment

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.

Aadhaar hearing: Supreme Court expresses concerns with data breaches, Aadhaar security and profiling
India

Aadhaar hearing: Supreme Court expresses concerns with data breaches, Aadhaar security and profiling

The issue of data breaches from points other than the CIDR was also raised. Also, the Bench refused to extend the deadline for Section 7 benefits.

In a bid to protect privacy, idle background apps in Android P will be prevented from using the cameras
News & Analysis

In a bid to protect privacy, idle background apps in Android P will be prevented from using the cameras

Keeping track of apps requesting camera access is an evolution of the changes that were made to camera service with Android Marshmallow 6.0.

Aadhaar hearing: Petitioners argue for a voluntary ID card system that does not collect user data
India

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 Virtual ID is a proactive move to fix privacy holes but might be useless without critical updates
Business

Aadhaar Virtual ID is a proactive move to fix privacy holes but might be useless without critical updates

Virtual ID is a welcome acknowledgment of the privacy and security issues with Aadhaar, as opposed to the UIDAI’s characteristic denial of privacy.

Aadhaar data breach row: 'Are we living in a banana republic?,' asks Shatrughan Sinha
Politics

Aadhaar data breach row: 'Are we living in a banana republic?,' asks Shatrughan Sinha

Shatrughan Sinha on Monday wondered if the people of the country were living in a "banana republic", saying a journalist who did a story on Aadhaar was hauled up.

Kargil martyr's widow dies after hospital denies treatment over not furnishing Aadhaar card
India

Kargil martyr's widow dies after hospital denies treatment over not furnishing Aadhaar card

A Kargil martyr widow was denied treatment in a private hospital in Haryana's Sonipat town and lost her life for not having an Aadhaar card to get her admitted.

Ten-year-old beaten up in Pune school for failing to produce Aadhaar; teacher booked under IPC
India

Ten-year-old beaten up in Pune school for failing to produce Aadhaar; teacher booked under IPC

A 10-year-old boy was allegedly beaten up by his school teacher after he failed to bring his UID (Unique Identification) number, the police said on Sunday.

No firm plan to introduce biometric system for boarding planes says Union minister Jayant Sinha
News & Analysis

No firm plan to introduce biometric system for boarding planes says Union minister Jayant Sinha

The plan mooted last month emphasised that those who opt for biometric identification through Aadhaar.

Aadhaar program gets praise for financial reforms and inclusion at a global forum
News & Analysis

Aadhaar program gets praise for financial reforms and inclusion at a global forum

India's Aadhaar system has been praised by a global body on financial reforms, the Financial Stability Board.

UIDAI warns agencies that refusing to enrol citizens for Aadhaar on any pretext is not allowed
News & Analysis

UIDAI warns agencies that refusing to enrol citizens for Aadhaar on any pretext is not allowed

The UIDAI has said there is no question of turning back residents seeking enrolment.

Rajiv Gandhi's 15 paise remark finds mention in SC Aadhaar verdict
India

Rajiv Gandhi's 15 paise remark finds mention in SC Aadhaar verdict

Rajiv Gandhi's remark that only 15 paise of every rupee meant for welfare of downtrodden reaches them found mention in the Supreme Court judgement which said this "malaise" can be taken care of by Aadhaar scheme

Supreme Court asks government to device a scheme to prevent leakage of Aadhaar data
News & Analysis

Supreme Court asks government to device a scheme to prevent leakage of Aadhaar data

The observations came while upholding the validity of a law making Aadhaar mandatory for allotment of PAN and filing of Income Tax (I-T) returns.

Government proposes that an Aadhaar like Unique ID to be made mandatory for booking flights
News & Analysis

Government proposes that an Aadhaar like Unique ID to be made mandatory for booking flights

The government proposes to make it mandatory for Indian air travellers to provide a Unique Identification (UID) like Aadhaar, passport or PAN card at the time of booking tickets, Civil Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha said on Thursday, while announcing the launch of the digital travel experience initiative - Digiyatra - for fliers.

Digiyatra launched for Indian fliers, to reduce congestion and relieve queues in airports
News & Analysis

Digiyatra launched for Indian fliers, to reduce congestion and relieve queues in airports

Digiyatra aims to link IDs such as Aadhaar, passport or PAN card to the airlines' PNR to facilitate a "seamless experience" of passing through airports.

Department of Technology issues guidelines for protecting Aadhaar data months after information leaks
India

Department of Technology issues guidelines for protecting Aadhaar data months after information leaks

The document naturally contains some information obvious but crucial for protecting the privacy and identity of Aadhaar card holders.

Aadhaar authenticated smartphone OS for India to be launched by Indus OS and Delta ID
News & Analysis

Aadhaar authenticated smartphone OS for India to be launched by Indus OS and Delta ID

The first ever Aadhaar-authenticated OS uses iris-biometric technology for a secure identification and authentication modality.

Airports push for Aadhaar-enabled entry: System rolled out for Bengaluru, Hyderabad
India

Airports push for Aadhaar-enabled entry: System rolled out for Bengaluru, Hyderabad

To make passenger entry easier and elevate the level of security at airports across India, the civil aviation ministry is close to rolling out Aadhar-enabled entry in all the airports across the country.

Arun Jaitley at CII meet says debate over Aadhaar and EVM or other 'obsolete' ideas are diversions
India

Arun Jaitley at CII meet says debate over Aadhaar and EVM or other 'obsolete' ideas are diversions

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday slammed the debate on "obsolete" ideas like paper ballot versus electronic voting machines and cash as opposed to digital payment, saying they are diversionary tactics.