Central Identities Data Repository under the Aadhaar law

In the previous posts, basics about Aadhaar, punishments for data breaches under Aadhaar law, sharing of information under Aadhaar law , Aadhaar and Privacy etc have been discussed. This post focusses on Central Identities Data Repository and how it is maintained by the… Continue Reading

Sharing of Information under the Aadhaar Law

The Unique Identification Authority of India has made various Regulations by virtue of the power under Section 54  ,  Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016. Aadhaar (Sharing of Information) Regulations, 2016 ; Aadhaar… Continue Reading

Punishments for data breaches etc under the Aadhaar Law

Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 provides for issuing  Aadhaar numbers to individuals and perform authentication thereof. Chapter VI (Sections 28-33) deals with protection of the information collected under the provisions of the Act.… Continue Reading

[Guest Post] Aadhar Controversy and Privacy Rights

Editor’s Note: With the Aadhar controversy being overshadowed by several others, this post re-highlights those subduing issues. This post follows from our previous post, here, apprehending a linkage between Aadhar and mass surveillance. The post has been contributed by Ms Sushila… Continue Reading

‘Aadhaar’ – Final phase of the infamous Centralized Monitoring System?

“Aadhar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Indian government to every individual resident of India.  The Unique Identification Authority of India (UDAI), which functions under the Planning Commission of India, is responsible for managing Aadhar numbers and… Continue Reading