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

SRDH and the surveilliance and harassment that it enables

On February 22nd, during an appearance before the Supreme Court for the ongoing Aadhaar hearings, Gujarat state counsel Rakesh Dwivedi acknowledged that an archive containing biometrics of all of Gujarat's residents had been maintaining a “State Resident Data Hub” (SRDH). He said that Gujarat's SRDH had been created under an agreement signed with the the UIDAI which provided Aadhaar related information. (more…)

By Anantha, ago