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India needs to be careful about Aadhaar info misuse: Ex-national security advisor

At a seminar on cyber security organized by BCCI and CENERS-K here, Narayanan said India is listed among top five nations affected by cyber attacks.

After SC verdict, how amendments seek to change the law on Aadhaar

The changes follow the Supreme Court’s verdict of September 26, which upheld Aadhaar but limited its use for only certain subsidies and schemes funded by the Consolidated Fund of India, and disallowed private companies from asking for Aadhaar for authentication.

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Digital India will transform lives: Ravi Shanker Prasad

“There is a mission behind all this,” Ravi Shanker Prasad said. “We have to be leaders in the digital revolution and Digital India is part of that. The technology has to be low-cost and India-created. It has to transform lives of people.”

Aadhaar amendment Bill gets Lok Sabha nod

"The Aadhaar technology is indigenous, low-cost and safe,” Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar said, adding that it had been lauded by the World Bank, IMF and other countries.

Lok Sabha passes bill to amend Aadhaar act

The compulsory use of Aadhaar-based KYC for mobile connections and bank accounts was prohibited by the apex court.

Govt introduces changes to Aadhaar law, Opposition says violation of Supreme Court order

The Supreme Court had barred mandatory use of the 12-digit unique identifier by private firms.

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The numbers don’t add up

The possibility that Aadhaar numbers can be misused is not theoretical

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh moves SC for ‘limited review’ of verdict in Aadhaar case

In September, a five-judge Constitution bench of the apex court by a 4-1 majority upheld the validity of the Aadhaar Act. Ramesh had challenged it being introduced as a Money Bill and claimed that this was to avoid scrutiny of the same in the Rajya Sabha.

Do not make Aadhaar mandatory for admission: UIDAI to schools

Schools cannot deny admission to children on basis of Aadhaar, infact should admit children without Aadhaar and ensure that they are given the 12-digit identification number once they are in schools by arranging special camps, siad UIDAI CEO

Aadhaar not mandatory for mobile numbers, bank accounts as cabinet approves changes to laws

The apex court, in its landmark judgment on September 26 this year, upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar but said that private companies cannot seed Aadhaar data to purchase or avail a service. 

Aadhaar Videos

What the Supreme Court did not address in its Aadhaar verdict

There are still many unanswered questions about aadhaar despite the Supreme Court's verdict of more than 1,400 pages. Usha Ramanathan tells us the concerns that the poor of India still have, what making aadhaar voluntary means and whether the linking

What Justice Chandrachud said during the aadhaar verdict

What Justice DY Chandrachud said during the aadhaar verdict, many agree, will have implications in the future. He was the judge who did not agree with the majority opinion of the bench on many key issues. Here's what he said.

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Why you cannot compare Aadhaar to the US Social Security Number

Desc: Among the many questions about Aadhaar is this one. Isn't it like the US Social Security Number? In the third story on the Aadhaar series, three experts explain how the two are not at all comparable.

Aadhaar: Three experts explain how biometrics DID NOT make it more secure

Second in the Aadhaar series, in this video Usha Ramanathan, Ramanjit Singh Chima and Reetika Khera explain how biometrics were brought into the Aadhaar process without enough research and why it is unprecedented in a dangerous way.

Aadhaar: Three experts explain how biometrics DID NOT make it more secure

Second in the Aadhaar series, in this video Usha Ramanathan, Ramanjit Singh Chima and Reetika Khera explain how biometrics were brought into the Aadhaar process without enough research and why it is unprecedented in a dangerous way.

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