Aadhaar

Aadhaar is the 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Indian government to every individual resident of India. The Aadhaar project aims to provide a single, unique identifier which captures all the demographic and biometric details of every resident of India.

 

UN panel praises financial inclusion gains from India’s biometric digital ID system

A United Nations high-level panel on digital cooperation has lauded India’s financial inclusion efforts, including its Aadhaar national biometric system…

 

RBI update allows offline Aadhaar for Indian bank KYC checks with customer consent

Indian banks can now use customer Aadhaar numbers to verify them according to know your customer (KYC) guidelines, after the…

 

Indian government considers opening Aadhaar biometric KYC authentication to fintechs

Digital financial services companies in India may soon be able to authenticate customers with biometrics using Aadhaar, as The Economic…

 

Jamaica’s Constitutional Court strikes down national biometric system

The Constitutional Court of Jamaica has struck down the country’s mandatory biometric National Identification and Registration Act and the National…

 

eVoting app certified for Aadhaar-based biometric votes in future elections by Indian government

India’s government has certified online voting startup Right2Vote for use in future elections by Indian citizens abroad or residing in…

 

Indian banks prepare to launch voluntary biometric Aadhaar authentication

Some banks in India are planning to relaunch Aadhaar-based biometric authentication and KYC processes for opening new accounts in the…

 

NEXT Biometrics Aadhaar-certified fingerprint tech integrated in Basewin POS terminals

NEXT Biometrics announced today that Shanghai Basewin Technology Co. has started to integrate its Aadhaar-certified fingerprint sensor modules into point-of-sale…

 

Critics fear consumers will pay new government fees for Aadhaar authentication

India’s government will charge banks and other private companies up to Rs 20 (US$0.29) for each eKYC authentication using Aadhaar,…

 

Aadhaar biometrics approved for voluntary use by banks and telecoms

Aadhaar has been approved for use by financial institutions and telecoms to verify customer identity for KYC checks, after an…

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