Internet Freedom Foundation’s Kiran Jonnalagadda has alleged that ISPIRT and its co-founder Sharad Sharma set up fake Twitter profiles to harass, intimidate Aadhaar critics.
Company says that no payment or credit card data has been stolen or leaked.
The story of Aadhaar is one of coercion, rampant illegality and outrageous contempt of court orders through which the project has built its database.
When Aadhaar is woven into the fabric of everyday life, the ‘grid’, the ‘machine’ and the state are always right.
If Chief Justice Khehar fails to intervene, the court will allow corporations to monetise and claim property rights over the data of India’s citizens in a way that they cannot do in markets such as the European Union.
A simple Google search shows that the personal information, including Aadhaar numbers and bank account details, has simply not been secured properly.
With the implementation of central criminal tracking databases going slow, the Telangana police is effectively building its own StateGRID without any major cyber security or privacy protections.