Bengaluru techie held for illegally accessing Aadhaar database

Bengaluru techie held for illegally accessing Aadhaar database: A Bengaluru-based software developer was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly accessing the Aadhaar database through a mobile application he had developed, city police commissioner T Suneel Kumar told mediapersons on Thursday. Abhinav Shrivastav (31), an alumnus of IIT-Kharagpur, hails from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The app used for…

India should not retreat from quality of polity, freedom of speech: ex-World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu

India should not retreat from quality of polity, freedom of speech: ex-World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu: India should not retreat from the quality of polity and the freedom of speech, the keystones of democracy, former World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu said in Mumbai on Friday. “Indian leaders may be concerned about the increasing…

SC hears right to privacy cases: Misuse of personal information cannot be dealt on a case-to-case basis, says top court

SC hears right to privacy cases: Misuse of personal information cannot be dealt on a case-to-case basis, says top court: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that there has to be “overarching” guidelines to protect an individual’s private information in public domain to ensure that it was used only for an intended purpose. A nine-judge…

Right to Information Act can hinder officials giving advice on decisions: Jaitley

Right to Information Act can hinder officials giving advice on decisions: Jaitley: The Indian Right to Information (RTI) Act can sometimes inhibit bureaucrats from giving their honest opinion during the process of decision making, Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday. “Bureaucrats are free to render their advice and opinion during the process of decision making,”…