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…

How Fundamental are Privacy Rights?

How Fundamental are Privacy Rights?: India’s Supreme Court has constituted a nine-member bench to decide on whether the Right to Privacy is a fundamental right. This decision will be an important landmark in the advocacy of privacy rights in our country. The hearing has commenced and a judgement is expected in the near future. Read…

Internet shutdowns make India’s cashless economy ineffective: Internet Society

Internet shutdowns make India’s cashless economy ineffective: Internet Society: NEW DELHI: US-headquartered Internet Society has said Internet lockdowns are counterproductive for a country like India which is pushing for a less-cash economy. This year till end of June, 29 incidents of states blocking Internet services were reported in the country, according to the Software Freedom Law Centre, which has…

Information is gold and it can be robbed and stolen

Information is gold and it can be robbed and stolen: When Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his digital economy initiatives—besides making payments convenient, your money also became more vulnerable to cyber attacks. According to KPMG India’s Crime Survey 2015, financial services and insurance sector was the favourite target for cyber-attacks followed by pharmaceuticals and chemicals.…