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Aadhaar, Data Privacy, Public health, Aarogyasetuapp

Aarogya Setu is similar to Chinese tracking app. For a democracy, it is too close for comfort

While the world is balancing privacy and public health even in this difficult time, the Indian government's Aarogya Setu app is emulating Chinese government's all-controlling, all-tracking system.


 |  6-minute read
Coronavirus in india, Aadhaar, Hijras, Transgender

Being a transperson in India during Covid-19 pandemic

With compromised immune systems, the transgender community is at a high risk of contracting Covid-19. However, lack of governmental support and reluctance to get medical treatment owing to stigma is compounding the problems.


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Poll booth, Aadhaar, Election 2019

Poll officers: 'We must digitalise the electoral list. This process takes ages and people get angry with us'

The process of checking list needs to be simplified as it takes time to locate a person's credentials on the list. Often, if a poll officer can't find a name, a potential voter flares up.


 |  10-minute read
Data Privacy, SC, UIDAI, Amendment bill

Aadhaar Amendment Bill: What's new and how it affects you

Here is a short analysis of the proposed Amendment Bill and how it can be interpreted in light of the recent SC judgment.


 |  5-minute read
Privacy, Aadhaar, Facebook, Cryptocurrency

Year in rewind: Biggest stories from the world of tech in 2018

From cryptocurrency collapse to Elon Musk losing the plot, here's everything important that happened in 2018.


 |  5-minute read
Right to Privacy, Aadhaar, Computer, Snooping

Why the MHA allowing snooping on computers is more troubling than we think

The latest notification raises issues of accountability and our rights that make this new diktat deeply worrying.


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Right to Privacy, Bhima Koregaon, Aadhaar, Adultery

Why Justice DY Chandrachud is the judiciary's sexy voice of dissent

Over the past year, the 59-year-old former Allahabad High Court Chief Justice has often stood, alone, for what many consider to be just.


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Justice Chandrachud, Banks, Telecom companies, Aadhaar

Dear telcos and banks, please delete our Aadhaar data that you extorted

With immediate effect, banks and telecom companies have to stop asking people for their Aadhaar numbers or conduct e-KYC based on Aadhaar.


 |  8-minute read
Right to Privacy, Supreme Court, UIDAI, Aadhaar

Aadhaar is constitutionally valid: All you need to know

It may be a judgment not many were hoping for. But it is nonetheless significant.


 |  5-minute read
Data Privacy, Right to Privacy, UIDAI, Aadhaar

Aadhaar loses its teeth after SC verdict but it will still bite you because we are Indians

The dissent by Justice DY Chandrachud in today's verdict recognises the perils of Aadhaar well.