aadhar

Aadhaar, the unique biometric identification project of UIDAI has been at the center of many debates since its inception. Among other things, concerns have been raised regarding privacy, and security of the sensitive biometric data of residents of the country. As a part of our digital privacy project, we have been tracking Aadhaar and its related developments, analysing the Aadhaar Act, 2016, creating time-line of the scheme, following the judicial orders, and pending litigations, along with cataloging the violations of the Supreme Court’s orders dated 11th August, and 15th October, 2015.

Following is the consolidated list of our blog posts, and opinion pieces around the Aadhaar scheme:

Our Blog Posts:

  1. Aadhaar on trial: The litigations around Aadhaar
    January 5, 2017

     

    https://sflc.in/aadhaar-on-trial-the-litigations-around-aadhaar/

  2. Summary Report: Discussion on Understanding Aadhaar through the Lens of Technology
    October 7, 2016

     

    https://sflc.in/summary-report-discussion-on-understanding-aadhaar-through-the-lens-oftechnology/

  3. Discussion on ‘Understanding Aadhaar through thelens of technology and security’(Sept 5, 2016)
    September 2, 2016

     

    https://sflc.in/discussion-on-understanding-aadhaar-through-the-lens-of-technology-and-securitysept-5-2016/

  4. Cataloguing violations of Supreme Court’s orderson Aadhaar
    August 17, 2016

     

    https://sflc.in/cataloguing-violations-supreme-courts-orders-aadhaar

  5. Journey of Aadhaar – Graphical Illustration
    July 13, 2016

     

    https://sflc.in/journey-of-aadhaar-graphical-illustration/

  6. Journey of Aadhaar
    May 21, 2016

     

    https://sflc.in/journey-of-aadhaar/

  7. How Parliament Debated the Aadhaar Bill, 2016
    May 21, 2016

     

    https://sflc.in/how-parliament-debated-the-aadhaar-bill-2016/

  8. Evaluating the Aadhaar Bill against the National Privacy Principles
    March 11, 2016

     

    https://sflc.in/evaluating-the-aadhaar-bill-against-the-national-privacy-principles/

Our opinion pieces:

  1. ‘Putting all Aadhaar data in one big box is ill-advised’: Mishi Choudhary
    November 9, 2016

     

    https://sflc.in/putting-all-aadhaar-data-in-one-big-box-is-ill-advised-mishi-choudhary/

  2. Yahoo!: A cautionary tale
    October 19, 2016

     

    http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/columns/Yahoo-A-cautionary-tale/article16074916.ece

  3. Three Privacy Principles that India Must Uphold
    March 25, 2016

     

    https://thewire.in/25843/three-privacy-principles-that-india-must-uphold/

  4. Why lack of right to privacy will hurt India’s freedom
    March 21, 2016

     

    http://tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/technology/why-lack-of-right-to-privacy-will-hurt-indias-freedom/51488033

  5. Without rules, Sahibs may own your data
    March 21, 2016

     

    http://blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com/et-commentary/without-rulessahibs-may-own-your-data/

  6. Aadhaar and the right to privacy
    October 20, 2015

     

    http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/columns/aadhaar-and-the-right-toprivacy/article7781020.ece