February 14, 2018
Data Protection and Pragmatism
A Committee constituted by the Central Government is working on a data protection law. What should that law look like?
January 11, 2018
Failure of the Aadhaar Act holds who accountable?
Apart from a financial audit, the Aadhaar Act fails to prescribe any ex-ante or ex-post accountability mechanisms
January 09, 2018
Are Your Biometrics Safe And Is Your Privacy Intact With Aadhaar?
How safe is the biometric data? How safe is CIDR from hacking?
December 29, 2017
Official Launch of Aadhaar: A Biometric History of India's 12 Digit Revolution
IDFC Institute hosted Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who officially released Visiting Senior Fellow, Shankkar Aiyar's book, Aadhaar: A Biometric History of India's 12 Digit Revolution
December 04, 2017
Habeas Corpus in the Age of Aadhaar
The Justice Srikrishna Committee submitted a white paper on data protection norms. The white paper affords an occasion to focus on citizen-state relationship and the need to establish boundaries for the state and private entities.
September 13, 2017
Identities: Lost and Found
Shankkar Aiyar’s book opens by offering a peep into the bureaucratic backrooms in the days and months that led up to the birth of Aadhaar in 2009.
September 13, 2017
Book Review: Aiyar's Aadhaar is a definitive story of unique identity project
The definitive story of unique identity project Aadhaar, from when it was a mere idea to a day when it has 1.5 billion enrollments.
August 30, 2017
Shankkar Aiyar's Book on Aadhaar Reviewed by Bibek Debroy
The article is a review by Bibek Debroy on the book "Aadhaar: A Biometric History of India’s 12-digit Revolution" authored by Shankkar Aiyar, Visiting Fellow at IDFC Institute.
August 22, 2017
Aadhaar necessary, but issues need ironing out
Shankkar Aiyar speaks at an event for his new book on Aadhaar to discuss the platform - its benefits and drawbacks.
August 16, 2017
Nandan Nilekani Defends Aadhaar
An identification number was the only way to make government spending on citizen welfare “more efficient” and ensure the benefits reach the “right people”.