India’s Biometric ID System Is Leaking Personal Data — And State Agencies Won’t Fix the Problem ·Global Voices

Link articolo originaleArchivio di tutti i clip: clips.quintarelli.it (Notebook di Evernote).India’s Biometric ID System Is Leaking Personal Data — And State Agencies Won’t Fix the Problem · Global Voices Taking fingerprints for Aadhaar, photo via Wikimedia Commons, by Kannanshanmugham. CC BY 3.0 India's national scheme holds the personal data of more than 1.13 billion citizens and residents of India within a unique ID system branded as Aadhaar, which means “foundation” in Hindi. But as more and more evidence reveals that the government is not keeping this information private, the actual foundation of the system appears shaky at best. On January 4, 2018, The Tribune of India, a news outlet based out of Chandigarh, created a firestorm when it reported on that people were selling access to Aadhaar data on WhatsApp, for alarmingly low prices. #TRIBUNEINVESTIGATION — #SECURITYBREACH | by @RachnaKhaira Rs 500, 10 minutes, and you have access to billion #Aadhaar details t.co/3vlJhbP94t pic.twitter.com/PRMutzR75d — The Tribune (@thetribunechd) January 3, 2018 The investigation followed a man named Bharat Bhushan Gupta, a village-level entrepreneur who was lured into buying access to the database by people who approached him on WhatsApp. Gupta later realized that he had access to much more information than he'd asked for Concerned about what this might mean for ID holders, Gupta attempted to notify the Unique I[...]

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