The Aadhaar Briefing Note #2

The question of fake IDs; catching tax evasion; Equifax and the safety of our data in private hands; exciting opportunities in Bharat; Google Tez; and more

N S Ramnath

Sept. 19, 2017, 1:05 p.m.

The future of privacy: A conversation with Rahul Matthan

What sort of legal framework ought an economically poor, but data rich nation ought to have? When you agree to an entity accessing your data, ought there be a time limit? And what does it mean to have a fundamental right to privacy?

Founding Fuel

Sept. 17, 2017, 2:14 p.m.

The Aadhaar Briefing Note #1

What’s next for Aadhaar after the Supreme Court’s privacy verdict? Should we worry about the security of the Aadhaar ecosystem, even if we are confident about the security of its core database? Is Facebook becoming a data monopoly? And a digest of recent news on Aadhaar

N S Ramnath

Sept. 7, 2017, 8:34 a.m.

Consent isn't enough to protect data. We need accountability: Rahul Matthan

The Bengaluru-based lawyer who specialises in technology, says Big Data and machine learning have broken the decades old consent model, and there is a need for a new paradigm

N S Ramnath

Aug. 10, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

Yes, we need privacy protection. No, it’s not just about Aadhaar

The pro-privacy debate has become an anti-Aadhaar stance. Are we missing the forest for the trees?

N S Ramnath

July 26, 2017, 3:40 p.m.

A brief history of money, identity and Aadhaar

Is the current debate in India around privacy misplaced? All evidence suggests it is about the evolution of money and the need for a uniform identity

Charles Assisi

July 24, 2017, 2:24 p.m.

India’s silent march and a couple of big ideas in impact investing

Notes from Milken Institute Global Conference 2017: How IndiaStack and Aadhaar will transform access to capital and other ideas in impact investing

Sahil Kini

May 31, 2017, 9:03 a.m.

The technology of democracy

Democracy is in peril with innovations in technology running too far ahead of innovations in democracy’s processes

Arun Maira

May 14, 2017, 4:59 a.m.

How Uganda fixed leakages with transparency, and why it matters to India

India’s subsidy system needs reform, but the lack of information from the ground undermines the state’s ability to design right policies. Aadhaar promises that information and transparency

N S Ramnath

April 15, 2017, 6:21 a.m.

Midday meals and Aadhaar: The debate reveals how to make the system robust

Look closer at the debate and you’ll see takeaways to strengthen the system

N S Ramnath

April 1, 2017, 6:56 a.m.