Aadhaar Contradictions

What secrets does the RBI report on the proposed Public Credit Registry hide?

In October 2017, the RBI announced a high level task force that would study and help set up a transparent and comprehensive public credit registry (PCR). The RBI's PCR was intended to be "an extensive database of credit information for India that is accessible to all stakeholders". The PCR was intended to help improve efficiencies in the Indian credit market, aid financial inclusion, help control deliquencies and in general improve the ease of doing business. (more…)

By Anantha, ago
Aadhaar Scam

Amroha Aadhaar Enrolment Scam

3 people were arrested and three web cameras, one cooling pad, three laptops, three LCDs, a biometric machine, a finger-print scanner, 65 Aadhar cards, one PAN card, eight voter IDs, lamination machines and other equipment were confiscated during a raid in Pachchhaiya in Amroha. Acting on a tip off, Amroha Read more…

By Vidyut, ago
Aadhaar Enabled Surveillance

How desi Cambridge Analytica clones are harvesting our data

Recently the UK based company, Cambridge Analytica has been in the news for illegally harvesting user data from Facebook and enabling the use of this stolen data to influence the US Presidential election in 2016 in favour of Donald Trump. Cambridge Analytica has also been linked to several other elections including the Brexit referendum that led to Britain leaving the EU. (more…)

By Anantha, ago
Aadhaar Enabled Surveillance

An AP government maintained website leaks Aadhaar details, allows search using religion and caste

An Andhra Pradesh government maintained website has hosted a dashboard app that can search people in 13 districts using “religion” and “caste” amongst other categories. According to Huffingtonpost India, the dashboard in the aforementioned website, allows anyone to search for data based on terms such as “Hindu”, “Muslim”, “Zoroastrian” and Read more…

By stuhua, ago