AADHAAR


Moneylife Digital Team 27 October 2018
Digital security firm Gemalto, having retracted a study on Aadhaar data breaches has tendered an unconditional apology through half page advertisement in a leading newspaper. In this unusual advertisement addressed to the ‘People of India", it regrets the 'grave error' on its part while...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 24 October 2018
Google India, which had apologised in August for 'inadvertently coding' the helpline number of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), continues to insert the 1800-300-1947 helpline number in the contact list of the newly introduced mobile phones and operating systems...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 October 2018
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) claims that it had enrolled over a billion residents for its Aadhaar number scheme. If you have an Aadhaar number, this translates to a constant threat of misuse of  biometric data and information on the Aadhaar card. But UIDAI suggests...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 October 2018
With the five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court terming Section 57 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016, as 'unconstitutional', there is clear panic among government authorities and private entities who were insisting...

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Moneylife Digital Team 01 October 2018
Following the Supreme Court orders, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has reportedly asked telecom companies to submit a plan to discontinue use of e-know-your-customer (eKYC) for subscriber authentication.    While the UIDAI talks about discontinue usage of Aadhaar, it...

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IANS 28 September 2018
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) would talk to Unique Identification Authority of India and telecom operators to make sure telecom regulations and service providers are in compliance with the Supreme Court verdict on Aadhaar, said DoT Secretary Aruna Sundararajan on...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 27 September 2018
Updated on 27 October 2018 to include information from DoT Circular   With the Supreme Court declaring Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act as unconstitutional, bank account-holders, e-wallet or mobile wallet users and mobile subscribers are no longer required to use their Aadhaar...

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IANS 26 September 2018
Terming the Supreme Court verdict on Aadhaar a breath of fresh air for Indian citizens, cyber law experts on Wednesday said a completely new regime has to be put in place to protect the Aadhaar data that is lying with private companies.   Stating that private entities or individuals...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 September 2018
Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, a member of the five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Aadhaar issue, on Wednesday held that the Aadhaar Act cannot be treated as a money Bill and passing it as one will be a fraud on the Constitution. He also said that since 2009, the entire...

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IANS 26 September 2018
The Supreme Court order on Wednesday striking down the compulsory linking of Aadhaar card to bank accounts is welcome, said a top leader of the All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA).   AIBEA General Secretary C.H. Venkatachalam also said that banks should stop issuing Aadhaar...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 September 2018
The five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday said that private entities, like telecom companies, banks and payment service providers cannot demand Aadhaar data from their customer. In a majority verdict, the apex court, however, held validity of Aadhaar for welfare...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 September 2018
The five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court will pronounce its judgement on the validity of Aadhaar on Wednesday.    The Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AK Sikri, Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Ashok Bhushan will give their judgement...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 September 2018
A software patch, freely available for as little as Rs2,500, allows unauthorised persons, based anywhere in the world, to generate Aadhaar numbers at will, and is still in widespread use, says a report from HuffPost India.    A three month-long investigation by HuffPost India reveals...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 27 August 2018
Each time doubts are raised about the authenticity of Aadhaar, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) comes out with some new gimmick. For example, when there were issues with its 'unique number' claim, UIDAI quickly added fingerprints to it. This was followed by iris scan. The...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 August 2018
Labelling Aadhaar as mass surveillance tool created by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and supported by those in power for political benefits, globally known whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that due to linking the UID with everything, Indians could face a civil...

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The Delhi High Court, on Tuesday, asked the Centre and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to file a response on the plea seeking exemplary damages for the losses caused due to leakage of Aadhaar data.   A bench of Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice AK Chawla asked...

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 August 2018
After High Courts at Delhi and Madras, the Gujarat High Court have also ruled that quoting Aadhaar number is not mandatory for filing income tax returns (ITR).    A Division Bench of Gujarat HC also directed the tax department to accept ITR of a lawyer, who had filed the petition. The...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 04 August 2018
The mystery of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) helpline number 1800-300-1947 found in contact lists on Android mobile phones is deepening day by day. While UIDAI tried to distance itself from the helpline number controversy, Google is taking the blame. It stated, in 2014, the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 03 August 2018
Post the challenge from RS Sharma, Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to harm him through his Aadhaar number, it has now come to fore that the helpline number (1800-300-1947) of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), is getting automatically saved in contact...

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Moneylife Digital Team 01 August 2018
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has issued an advisory asking people to refrain from sharing their Aadhaar numbers with anyone or anywhere as this is against the law.   This follows the fiasco when RS Sharma Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India...

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