Bill Gates, Nandan Nilekani and the idea of societal platforms

EkStep Foundation is the technical partner of a new global philanthropic initiative Co-Impact. What exactly is it bringing to the table?

N S Ramnath

Nov. 16, 2017, 4:31 p.m.

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.

How data is eating the world, and what India needs to do

Nandan Nilekani and his team presented their vision on democratising data. It won’t be an easy task

N S Ramnath

Aug. 23, 2017, 6:03 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.

Technology and the making of a new business empire

This Week: Building modern empires through economies of engagement, the importance of anonymity, and deliberate practice

Founding Fuel

July 16, 2017, 12:32 p.m.

The importance of being anonymous

A minor subplot in the grand narrative of Aadhaar has raised important questions about privacy

N S Ramnath

July 13, 2017, 1:39 p.m.