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UIDAI on Using Aadhar data in crime investigations

Recently, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has told the Delhi High Court that fingerprints found at a crime scene cannot be matched against the Aadhaar database to identify criminals. Why did UIDAI object to using fingerprints for identifying criminals? According to UIDAI, using fingerprints to identify criminals is against the Aadhaar Act 2016. ..

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Directions to VPN providers to collect customer data

Recently, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issued a new directive to Virtual private network (VPN) service providers. What is the directive about? The CERT-In directive mandates that Virtual private network (VPN) service providers must maintain all customer data for five years. What data should be maintained by the VPN service providers? The CERT-In ..

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Facebook Data leak, 2021

The personal data of more than 533 million Facebook users has been leaked online recently. The exposed data included personal information of the Facebook users from more than 106 countries. This also included records of 32 million users in the US, 11 million in UK and 6 million in India. What is Facebook Data Leak, ..

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Special Marriage Act

The Allahabad High Court recently ruled that couples planning to marry under Special Marriage Act shall choose not to publish thirty-day notice before registering their marriage. According to the judgement, the provisions of the act invade the fundamental rights of liberty and privacy. That is, putting a prior notice that provides the details of the ..

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Corona Kavach: Application launched by GoI to locate a COVID-19 positive patient

On April 2, 2020, the Government of India launched Corona Kavach application to map the location of a COVID-19 positive patient through GPS. Highlights The application has been launched by India after learning about its success in the countries such as South Korea and Singapore. The “Corona Kavach” application tracks the data of the user ..

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