UIDAI again found itself embroiled in a controversy when it was revealed that its helpline was being automatically added in the contact lists of mobile phones. But Google acknowledged that its coding error led to the mishap. Why was Google involved in getting a phone number for UIDAI preloaded on phones?
The India parliament is considering a new Aadhaar amendment bill that would introduce a host of changes in line with the Supreme Court's decision that Aadhaar cannot be made mandatory for identification and authentication for certain private-sector purposes.
The issue of access management and vulnerable software applications has come back to haunt the Unique Identification Authority of India which manages the Aadhaar database containing biometrics and personal information of over 1 billion Indians.
The Unique Identity Authority of India, which administers the Aadhaar program, is again facing harsh criticism about its security measures, this time from State Bank of India. But rather than pointing fingers, all government organizations need to collaborate to enhance security.
The B.N. Srikrishna Committee, in its report on a proposed data protection bill, spells out a number of consumer privacy rights, including the "right to be forgotten." What challenges would organizations face if these provisions become law? A panel of experts offers insights.
In an exclusive, in-depth analysis, a panel of experts says the proposed personal data protection and privacy bill, prepared by the Justice B. N. Srikrishna committee, has many gaps and some provisions that could prove challenging to implement.
French cybersecurity researcher Baptiste Robert, who goes by the name Elliot Alderson on Twitter, has once again exposed an apparent Aadhaar leak. The latest leak, which occurred on state-owned gas company Indane's website, exposed data of as many as 6.7 million customers, the researcher claims.
Privacy and security practitioners wonder if Aadhaar data collected by private firms can actually be deleted in the next six months as directed by the Supreme Court of India, which recently determined that it's unconstitutional for companies to collect or ask for Aadhaar data from consumers.
The National Payment Corporation of India, the umbrella organization for all retail payments systems, has asked banks to discontinue Aadhaar-based payments through Unified Payments Interface and Immediate Payment System channels.