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Moneylife Digital Team 15 April 2019
In a far-reaching judgment, the Constitutional Court in Jamaica has unanimously declared the National Identification and Registration Act (NIRA) as 'unconstitutional, null, void and of no legal effect. In the judgement, the Constitutional Court widely referred to judgements passed by Indian Supreme Court, especially of Justice Dhananjay Y Chandrachud in the Right to Privacy and Aadhaar cases.

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The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the agency that issues Aadhaar, has been emphatic in its claim that Aadhaar data is protected by a 13 feet wall. And yet, UIDAI has registered a first information report (FIR) regarding data theft of 7.82 crore people from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. How did this happen?

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Moneylife Digital Team 01 April 2019
After giving taxpayers the run around with frequent threats of action for failing to link the Aadhaar number to the permanent account number (PAN) before 31 March 2019, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has once again extended the deadline to 30 September 2019.

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 March 2019
There has been a steady decline in number of transactions on the government owned, Aadhaar Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app that is based on the unified payments interface (UPI). During the past five months, retail payments of BHIM fell almost 30% to 12.83 million transactions, shows latest date from National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 March 2019
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the authority tasked for the Aadhaar scheme, has now decided to levy charges for authentication service from requesting entities

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In a measure to woo farmers ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday approved waiving, in the interim, Aadhaar seeding for farmers to receive the second instalment of the income support scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN).

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During 2018, the secret and sensitive data of literally hundreds of millions of people has been torn open and exposed, then aggregated on various dark web lists for sale

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 February 2019
Indane, a brand owned by the Indian Oil Corp (IOC) for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), is found leaking data of millions of Aadhaar numbers of customers and information of dealers and distributors, finds a French researcher.

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The Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (MH-SET) has allowed applicants to file their applications for the post of Assistant Professor without Aadhaar. Although, Aadhaar was not mandatory, as per the Supreme Court order, applicants were facing issues while submitting applications without the UID.

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 February 2019
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has directed insurance companies not to mandatorily ask Aadhaar for know-you-customer (KYC) requirement or carry out authentication using e-KYC from Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 February 2019
While the government has been busy making loud claims of savings and delivery of benefits due to Aadhaar, the Rajya Sabha was told that there was no study conducted to evaluate benefits of Aadhaar linking to Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (MGNREGA) scheme and its beneficiaries.

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 February 2019
Everyday there are news reports and information coming out in public domain about leakage of Aadhaar data

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 January 2019
The five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court, in September last year, had restricted the mandatory use of Aadhaar to welfare programmes for which the money has been provided from the Consolidated Fund of India.

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 January 2019
The Central government's doublespeak on Aadhaar, the 12-digit unique biometrics-linked identification number, continues. Despite the five-judge constitutional bench of Supreme Court barring use of Aadhaar for commercial purpose, the government is amending several laws like the Aadhaar Act, Indian Telegraph Act and Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to bring back the validity of mandating or using Aadhaar for various purposes.

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Moneylife Digital Team 31 December 2018
Petitioners, irked by the non-compliance of the Supreme Court order on Aadhaar, have sent legal notices to Department of Telecommunications (DoT), the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the Ministry of Communications, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

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The use of Aadhaar by governments fits the classical definition of electoral malpractice as it constitutes manipulation of electoral processes and outcomes so as to substitute personal or partisan benefit for the public interest

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 December 2018
State Bank of India (SBI), the country's largest lender, has decided to discontinue Aadhaar-based payment system (AEPS) and had informed its decision to the UIDAI, reveals a reply received under Right to Information (RTI) Act.

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 December 2018
Imtiyaz Ali Palsaniya became the fifth petitioner to file a review petition in the Supreme Court against the 26th September 2018 judgement of the constitution bench. In his review petition, Mr Palsaniya has challenged the controversial Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act, which made mandatory linking of Aadhaar with permanent account number (PAN).

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 December 2018
Senior bank officers have warned that there are a number of cases coming to light every day where bank customers are being duped when they share their Aadhaar number linked to their bank account

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IANS 18 December 2018
All pensions, which were not released earlier as the beneficiaries' Aadhaar cards were not linked to the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) portal, have been increased and released, Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam said

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