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Aadhaar breach is serious, but bigger challenge is a data and privacy protection law
Jan 05, 2018

Aadhaar breach is serious, but bigger challenge is a data and privacy protection law

Shrill debates will tighten Aadhaar. But finally it would need to situate itself within a larger framework, as part of wider rights.

Aadhaar fever: Unveiling secrets to secure India?
Dec 13, 2017

Aadhaar fever: Unveiling secrets to secure India?

Public angst against Aadhaar is not because of the technical effectiveness of the system, but the manner in which it is proposed to be used.

Aadhaar vs. right to food
Dec 05, 2017

Aadhaar vs. right to food

Right to food must figure more prominently in the discussions on Aadhaar and its implementation.

Aadhaar: Underutilised in promoting preventive and public health
Nov 16, 2023

Aadhaar: Underutilised in promoting preventive and public health

India can craft a holistic public and preventive health policy paradigm by using Aadhaar to cultivate health-positive behaviours

Striking the right balance: AI, Aadhaar, and governance
Jun 12, 2023

Striking the right balance: AI, Aadhaar, and governance

Allowing AI to be trained on datasets like Aadhaar raises evident concerns. To address AI benefits and privacy concerns, the government must examine A

The Aadhaar diplomacy
Nov 20, 2017

The Aadhaar diplomacy

India can proposition an Aadhaar-based alternative — one that is seen to be a ‘privacy first’ solution that lets governments retain jurisdiction over their data, while allowing indigenous enterprises to flourish.

The national security case against Aadhaar
Mar 24, 2017

The national security case against Aadhaar

Linking Aadhaar to nearly everything creates a “map of maps” that is vulnerable at multiple points.

China’s innovation boom: Lessons for India
Nov 08, 2017

China’s innovation boom: Lessons for India

China’s most fascinating online experiments are taking place beyond the borders of its traditional technology sector.

COVID-19 and migrant workers in India: Reinstating ethics of care as state policy
Apr 27, 2020

COVID-19 and migrant workers in India: Reinstating ethics of care as state policy

Migrant workers have perennially remained at the socio-economic margins of our society silently serving as the instrumental labour force of the urban

COVID19 will test the limits of the privacy debate
Apr 02, 2020

COVID19 will test the limits of the privacy debate

What happens to the extensive surveillance apparatus once the crisis passes? What will be the steps to dismantle it?

COVID19 will test the limits of the privacy debate
Apr 02, 2020

COVID19 will test the limits of the privacy debate

What happens to the extensive surveillance apparatus once the crisis passes? What will be the steps to dismantle it?

Creating world class fintech hubs in India
Sep 06, 2018

Creating world class fintech hubs in India

Beyond the basic building blocks, for a hub to work effectively, its ‘ecosystem’ needs to function as an integrated system with feedback loops and

Defence as offence: India's struggle with COVID-19
May 03, 2020

Defence as offence: India's struggle with COVID-19

With a very high population density, India has to prevent the virus from reaching vulnerable populations through a systematic approach.

Early childhood biometrics: A tool to improve healthcare delivery
Jul 01, 2024

Early childhood biometrics: A tool to improve healthcare delivery

Capturing biometrics for children will help achieve Universal Health Coverage by providing greater access to healthcare to children from vulnerable po

home and the world indias dpi proposition
Nov 09, 2023

home and the world indias dpi proposition

India’s digital public infrastructure (DPI) model is a key offering to the world and is being considered, adopted or adapted by nations at varying s

How to lift the lockdown when lockdown is the only COVID-19 vaccine available
Apr 28, 2020

How to lift the lockdown when lockdown is the only COVID-19 vaccine available

India still has about one week left before deciding the fate of its nationwide lockdown. Therefore, if there are lessons to be learnt from the countri

India’s Leap: Embracing IR 4.0 to Building for the World
Jan 26, 2022

India’s Leap: Embracing IR 4.0 to Building for the World

Digital India today, means different things to different people, but for the world, it means that India with its technology is here to lead

India’s Open Credit Enablement Network as a Model to Empower MSMEs in Emerging Economies
Oct 09, 2023

India’s Open Credit Enablement Network as a Model to Empower MSMEs in Emerging Economies

India’s micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) sector is a key driver of the country’s economic and social development by fostering entrepreneurship and generating substantial employment opportunities at comparatively lower capital costs. However, inadequate access to finance is one of the most crucial barriers to the sector’s growth. Recent developments in digital public infrastructure in India could present new solutions to boost MSM

Keeping close tabs on all
Dec 24, 2018

Keeping close tabs on all

Centre’s authorisation on interception of computers imperils citizen’s privacy

Making the case for biometrics
Oct 26, 2016

Making the case for biometrics

The Andhra Pradesh Smartcard Project was India’s first large scale attempt to implement a biometrics payment system.

Nine economic policies that define Modi@4
May 21, 2018

Nine economic policies that define Modi@4

Should Prime Minister Narendra Modi return to power in 2019, we know the foundations upon which new policies would be built. Should he lose the 2019 e

Real privacy debate is about Internet companies who are the repositories of enormous data
Jun 12, 2017

Real privacy debate is about Internet companies who are the repositories of enormous data

Indian companies, however, have different compliance protocols, answerable as they are to the Indian state.

Should India embrace Universal Basic Income scheme?
Jan 31, 2019

Should India embrace Universal Basic Income scheme?

While the jury is yet to be out globally on the UBI, it has many takers in India.

The Fintech Landscape in India and Africa: A Primer
Aug 16, 2023

The Fintech Landscape in India and Africa: A Primer

The adoption of digital payments has risen exponentially over the past decade in many countries including India and those in the African continent. In India, the growth has run parallel to rapid mobile penetration, aided by initiatives like Aadhaar, the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), and IndiaStack, as well as the unintended push factor created by demonetisation in November 2016. This brief discusses the landscape of fintech—‘finan

The future of biometrics: Opportunities and challenges
Oct 25, 2019

The future of biometrics: Opportunities and challenges

While the use of biometrics has its advantages, countries are only beginning to wrestle with the underlying challenges it poses.

This is the time to face up to cyber threats
Oct 02, 2017

This is the time to face up to cyber threats

The ICT supply chain in India is only as strong as its weakest link: the end user. If the user is from rural India, with a limited understanding of the devices and transactions she accesses, her device is a point of vulnerability.

To ensure data safety, a better vision needed
Aug 06, 2018

To ensure data safety, a better vision needed

In the context of private data protection versus the State, the committee’s recommendations are fairly status quoist.

Too big to fail: Shortcomings of large-scale AI
Jun 16, 2023

Too big to fail: Shortcomings of large-scale AI

India should focus on retooling its approach to AI to improve the lives of citizens without infringing on fundamental rights

Towards a unique digital South Asian identity
May 10, 2017

Towards a unique digital South Asian identity

Executed properly, Aadhaar could become a central pillar of India’s ‘neighbourhood first’ policy.

What we will lose to Covid-19
Mar 25, 2020

What we will lose to Covid-19

Political leaders have already declared ‘war’ on the disease and such a framing typically precedes “extraordinary” invasive measures that slow

आधार बनाम भोजन का अधिकार
Dec 09, 2017

आधार बनाम भोजन का अधिकार

आधार और इसके क्रियान्वयन को लेकर होने वाले विमर्श में भो�

घर आणि जग: भारताचा डीपीआय प्रस्ताव
Nov 18, 2023

घर आणि जग: भारताचा डीपीआय प्रस्ताव

भारताचे डिजिटल सार्वजनिक पायाभूत सुविधा (DPI) मॉडेल हे जगासाठी एक प्रमुख ऑफर आहे आणि विकासाच्या वेगवेगळ्या टप्प्यांवर राष्ट्रांकडून विचार केला जातो, किंवा स्वीकारला जात�

जल्द ही आधार-आधारित विशिष्ट डिजिटल भुगतान प्रणाली की शुरूआत: प्रसाद
Jan 21, 2017

जल्द ही आधार-आधारित विशिष्ट डिजिटल भुगतान प्रणाली की शुरूआत: प्रसाद

प्रधानमंत्री चाहते हैं डिजिटल इंडिया — डिजिटल खाई को पाट

प्रतिबंधात्मक आणि सार्वजनिक आरोग्याचा प्रचार करण्यासाठी आधारचा वापर कमीच
Jan 02, 2024

प्रतिबंधात्मक आणि सार्वजनिक आरोग्याचा प्रचार करण्यासाठी आधारचा वापर कमीच

आरोग्य-सकारात्मक वर्तन जोपासण्यासाठी आधारचा वापर करून �