Right to privacy crucial element of consumer rights in Digital India; here is why it is not absolute

Right to privacy crucial element of consumer rights in Digital India; here is why it is not absolute: I have written, spoken extensively about, and legally fought for a framework of legal rights for consumers and citizens—a critical issue as technology transforms and disrupts our lives, business and relationship between citizen and the government. I…

Realities remain in Digital India

Realities remain in Digital India: My exposure to Digital India was till recently a mix of government hype and the data my team routinely put together to share with our international partners. My first-hand interface began quite innocuously when the government asked us to link our Aadhaar and PAN cards and made this a requirement…

Privacy in the digital age

Privacy in the digital age: The current focus on the right to privacy is based on some new realities of the digital age. Personal spaces and safeties that were previously granted simply by physical separation are no longer protected. The digital network enters the most proximate spaces and challenges the normally accepted notions of the private. It…

Fundamental Right For Digital Indians

Fundamental Right For Digital Indians: My criticism of Aadhaar isn’t new. The biometric ID system has a flawed design and verification procedures are weak, I had noticed way back in 2010. Aadhaar during the UPA-2 days involved thousands of crores of rupees (public money) being spent on a project that had no discourse or legislative…

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…