The thinking Indian’s guide to Aadhaar

How should you think of Aadhaar? What are the issues at stake?

Haresh Chawla

Jan. 28, 2018, 4:58 a.m.

Big Ideas

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.

Technology

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

Charles Assisi

Dec. 10, 2017, 1:24 p.m.

Big Ideas

When a tech idea goes into a government office

Aadhaar was designed as an enabler, a utility. That is its strength, and its weakness

N S Ramnath

Dec. 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

Technology

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.

Big Ideas

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.

Technology

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.

Big Ideas

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.

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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.

Big Ideas