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Government website leaks Aadhaar information

Yet another website has published the Aadhaar numbers and biographic details of Indian citizens; this time the official website for…

 

Report says Kenya needs data protection law for privacy of biometric voter registry

A lack of legal protections for the privacy of citizen’s data in Kenya leaves its biometric electoral registry open to…

 

Survey shows mismatched patient records a high priority for many hospital CIOs

Patient matching is among the highest priorities for 42 percent of hospital CIOs, but 18 percent say they do not…

 

Breach report and Equifax disclosure highlight need to maintain control of digital identity

The amount of stolen personal identity information known to be available online continues to grow, as Equifax has admitted in…

 

Report shows consumer comfort with biometrics increasing but uneven

A solid majority of U.S. consumers are very comfortable with fingerprint biometrics, but other modalities are only as comfortable for…

 

Aadhaar enrollment software being illegally distributed with biometric safeguards disabled

The Aadhaar program’s ECMP enrollment software is being distributed illegally for 500 to 2,000 rupees (US$7.50 to $30) in the…

 

Biometrics research brief: global biometrics market, mobile biometrics, bring your own devices

Global biometrics market Data Bridge Market Research estimates that the global biometric system market is anticipated to reach US$33.5 billion…

 

Breached organizations turning to biometric authentication, Veridium survey shows

More than four out of five IT decision makers believe biometric authentication makes their organization’s data more secure than passwords…

 

India’s Supreme Court questions potential for Aadhaar data misuse

Representatives of the Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) have told the country’s Supreme Court that its databases cannot be…

 

Importance of biometric data protection emphasized as IMF recognizes Aadhaar achievement

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recognized India as a global leader in biometric identification systems, but has called on…

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