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IT Ministry may Not be In Favour of Linking Aadhaar with Social Media Profiles

Use of Aadhaar has to be carefully thought of before linking it to the social media from all angles

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Sources said on Friday that linking Aadhaar to social media is not favourable, as it clashes with the earlier judgements on privacy. Pixabay

The Information Technology Ministry may not be in favour of linking Aadhaar with social media profiles under the reasoning that it clashes with earlier judgements on privacy and use of the biometric identification card has to be carefully thought over before any decision to let it be used on public platforms like social media.

Sources said on Friday that linking Aadhaar to social media is not favourable, as it clashes with the earlier judgements on privacy. Use of Aadhaar has to be carefully thought of before linking it to the social media from all angles. To catch the source of fake, indecent, provoctive, anti-national sources of information, comments or news, Aadhaar is not the instrument, they said.

There was, however, no official position on this yet, sources clarified.

The IT Department is expected to submit its stand on the issue to the apex court. But what eventually goes in the submission at the SC, that only depends on wider consultations the ministry has with Law Ministry which is also headed by IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.

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The Information Technology Ministry may not be in favour of linking Aadhaar with social media profiles under the reasoning that it clashes with earlier judgements on privacy. Pixabay

The Ministry has also consulted the UIDAI, the nodal department of Aadhaar, but sources declined to tell what views it has given to the IT ministry.

The Supreme Court on Friday said the issue of linking social media profiles with Aadhaar needs to be decided at the earliest, and asked the Centre to inform whether it is contemplating any such plan.

The Tamil Nadu government had on Thursday had said Facebook Inc and other social media companies were not complying with Indian laws, resulting in “increased lawlessness” and difficulties in “detecting crime”. The state opposed Facebook’s plea seeking transfer of cases to the SC, requesting the apex court to allow the Madras High Court to hear on the case related to the mandatory linking of social media profiles with Aadhaar number or any other government-authorised identity proof.

Both Facebook and WhatsApp had told the apex court that a case of this magnitude, where policy issues are involved and the privacy of the entire nation would be affected, should be heard by the highest court of the country. The social networking giant is wanting transfer of the four petitions on the WhatsApp traceability issue to the Supreme Court.

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On August 20, the Supreme Court had sought a response from the Centre, Google, WhatsApp, Twitter, YouTube and others on Facebook Inc’s plea seeking transfer of cases related to linking of social media accounts with Aadhaar, pending in different high courts to the apex court.

Facebook Inc has contended that whether service providers can be asked to share data with probe agencies to help them in criminal investigation needs to be decided by the apex court as it will have a global effect.

Linking it to the privacy concerns, it had said that sharing of data with the third party involves privacy concerns of users spread across the country and the case of this magnitude should be heard at the apex court.

The top court had asked social media companies including Facebook and WhatsApp to explain what would be the effect of recent amendments in Aadhaar Act by which the 12-digit unique identity number could be shared with the private party for the larger public interest. (IANS)

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7 Jobs that You Should Outsource for Your Business

Know all the jobs that you need to outsource for a successful business

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Here's a list of seven jobs that you need to outsource in order to make your business successful. Pixabay

As a business, your main goal at the end of the day is to be as profitable as possible. Whether that’s by bringing in more customers or releasing a new product, you want to make sure your business doesn’t approach the red.

Another key strategy is to ensure your expenses aren’t too high. Cutting costs here and there can do wonders for your bottom line. 

But, there’s always the catch that you have to spend money to make money. But when you spend money, you want to make sure that you’re maximizing your dollar.

One of the best ways to maximize your dollar is by outsourcing some of the work, which is happening more and more every year. That way you know you’re getting the best results without dumping your wallet’s content on the table.

If you’re expanding your business or looking for some help, we have a few jobs that you could outsource to get the best results possible.

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A customer support service is a must for a business. Pixabay

Customer Support

Even though it may seem like you should have your customer support in house at all times, many businesses choose to outsource their front-line. Many customer support agents and representatives work from home, further cutting down costs.

These people don’t have to be on the phone, as text and chat support is becoming more and more popular every year as it is quicker and simpler for many.

Data Entry

Although sometimes a menial task, data entry is one of the jobs that is commonly outsourced and can be done by anyone with a computer and internet connection. 

Many companies pride themselves on being cost-friendly and efficient, meaning you can get quick results for your necessary work without spending top dollar.’

Accountants

A much more specialized job, accountants can be outsourced for small size businesses. If you have less than 50 employees, you likely aren’t going to need an accountant at your office full-time.

But, it helps to have one you can contact easily with any payroll or tax questions that arise. You’ll also want someone whom you can meet with on a regular basis to ensure communication is both open and effective.

Web Design

Unless your company revolves around IT and web design, you can outsource this work to build your websites or work on behind the scenes tech items.

Web designers will make sure everything is running smoothly for your online world, not just your website. While there are more specialized IT reps out there, they can give you many tips and tricks to make sure your online presence is guarded and safe, while also making your home page look fantastic.

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Every business is incomplete with Human Resource. Pixabay

Human Resources

Once again, this largely depends on the size of your business but small businesses likely don’t need an HR rep in the building at all times. That’s why it’s a great idea to outsource this responsibility to a company that can handle many tasks.

Many startups and small businesses have much more to focus on than choosing benefits or managing through a mountain of paperwork, so it’s best to let someone else take care of that so you can focus on growing your business. 

IT

Similar to web design, you probably aren’t going to need an IT specialist available at all times. They can handle more specific tasks like security, software development, and programming. 

Plus, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll run into a computer problem you can’t fix by yourself every day. If you have a bunch of new employees coming in, make sure to schedule their computer setup all in one day to make it easy for everyone.

Personal Assistants

Wait a second, isn’t the idea of personal assistants supposed to be they’re always there when you need them to handle calls and schedule appointments?

With so many of these processes being automated, it’s now becoming more of a norm to outsource personal assistants or even have a part-time remote worker to make sure everything runs smoothly. 

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They can do much more than handle calls, like setting up meetings or handling plenty of logistical questions. This also takes the burden off of your schedules, moving away from the nitty-gritty and focusing on the big picture of your business.