right to privacy

Democracy
Digital India

Police surveillance: Arbitrary, unchecked and growing

Automated surveillance technology using drones to spot problematic human behavior in crowds is going to be tested at Technozion and Spring Spree festivals at NIT Warangal, reports the Verge. Lead researcher Amarjot Singh of the University of Cambridge claimed that their system has 94% accuracy at identifying violent poses. However, this accuracy drops with more people […]

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Madhu Kishwar asks about reporting rapes if the rapist has a right to privacy
Democracy
Human rights

Confusing right to privacy with right to rape – addressing comment by Madhu Kishwar

In a rather bewildering tweet today, Madhu Kishwar asked, “Do champions of #RightToPrivacy realise that if 2 women hadn’t complained, #babaRamRahim doings in his “Gufa”covered under right to privacy?” The tweet was so absurd that she was met with a barrage of retorts and taunts by people she was taunting. I guess if we are […]

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Democracy
Digital Rights

Supreme Court of India upholds Right To Privacy as an Intrinsic Part Of Right To Life And Personal Liberty

In a landmark challenge to Aadhaar on the grounds of privacy being an inalienable fundamental right, a 9 judge bench of the Supreme Court of India upholds Right To Privacy as an Intrinsic Part Of Right To Life And Personal Liberty Supreme Court of India has once again come to rescue the citizens of India […]

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Citizens don't have absolute right over their bodies - Union Government of India
Aadhaar
Democracy
Digital India
Digital Rights

R S Prasad tries to cover up government defeat in landmark judgment on Privacy

After false Aadhaar benefits claims perjury to deny citizens right to privacy in case, R S Prasad claims govt always saw privacy as a fundamental right after landmark defeat in judgment by 9 judge bench.

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aadhaar biometric surveillance
Aadhaar
Digital India
Human rights

Fundamental conceptual concerns regarding the Aadhaar number as a unique identity based upon biometric digital data and the associated risks for citizens of India

Under the Aadhaar system, all Indian citizens are being allotted a unique twelve-digit identity number by the State upon obtaining biometric data including fingerprint and iris scans and upon submission and verification of certain demographic data including the name, date of birth and residential address. The new identity is different from all previous identity documents […]

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