UIDAI raising authentication capacity

March 13, 2017 - 

The Unique Identification Authority of India, the governing agency in charge of Aadhaar, is acquiring new hardware to raise its authentication capacity to 100 million transactions a day, according to a report by the Economic Times.

“Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is in process of procurement of necessary hardware for enhancing its authentication capacity to 10 crore transactions a day,” P.P. Chaudhary, Minister of State for Electronics and IT, told Parliament in a response to an inquiry about how the UIDAI plans to increase biometric authentication capacity of Aadhaar.

UIDAI recently announced that they have not found any cases of misuse of Aadhaar biometrics resulting in identity theft and financial loss during the more than 40 billion Aadhaar authenticated transactions that were processed over the past five years.

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