Aadhaar and the three laws of tech for entrepreneurs
In listening to the Supreme Court pronounce its verdict on Aadhaar, some pointers emerge to the vagaries of entrepreneurship
Is it a yes or a no? The curious case of Section 57
Is there any scope for businesses to use Aadhaar authentication for ease of business and to provide innovative services? The Supreme Court ruling on the Aadhaar Act has left more questions than answers
Universal basic income, automobiles, and digital identity
There are two schools of thought on how people can be lifted out of poverty. But, can policies be crafted for them when policy makers don’t know who they are?
The thinking Indian’s guide to Aadhaar
How should you think of Aadhaar? What are the issues at stake?
When a tech idea goes into a government office
Aadhaar was designed as an enabler, a utility. That is its strength, and its weakness
Aadhaar and we the people of India
Much is being said about Aadhaar being a vicious project and one that tramples on Indian citizens. But is that the complete truth? It is a story about India that is being reported abysmally
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?
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
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?
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