UIDAI

Excerpt from UIDAI contract with Biometric Service providers
Aadhaar
Digital India

Is UIDAI speaking the truth when it denies that CIA had access to Aadhaar information?

On August 24th 2017, WikiLeaks published secret documents from the ExpressLane project of the CIA pertaining to the cyber operations the OTS (Office of Technical Services), a branch within the CIA conducts against liaison services. The OTS provides a biometric collection system to liaison services around the world with the expectation for sharing of the […]

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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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Aadhaar as a backdoor to Indian citizenship
Aadhaar
Digital India

Idiot-proof guide to Aadhaar card status on security risks #AadhaarFail

With a new wave of trolls being unleashed to counter criticism of Aadhaar card with wholly original technical arguments like “but it is perfectly safe” “you just want to complain” and “I don’t mind, so why should you”, it gets irritating to reply to people over and over. So here is a very simple infographic with […]

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Protest by NFIW and Right to Food Campaign against making Aadhaar mandatory for mid-day meal
Aadhaar
Democracy
Politics & Political Commentary

Unlawful to make Aadhaar mandatory

Recently, I attempted a tweetstorm on why I think the 2016 Aadhaar Act does not override, or render useless, the orders passed in Oct 2015 by the Supreme Court. I argued that all of the recent notifications by various central government authorities making Aadhaar mandatory to avail the respective service of those authorities, are in […]

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MyGov.in profile at HackerOne
Aadhaar
Democracy
Digital India
National

A Digital India with no interest in fixing serious security flaws

The government of India doesn’t seem to be interested in getting security vulnerabilities fixed. A CS engineer, Bhavyanshu Parasher, has been spending his time understanding the current security standards deployed by the government of India in most of its data-critical apps and websites. Last year, in September, he disclosed a security flaw in Prime Minster […]

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