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.

 

India and Pakistan use national biometric systems to secure cash relief distribution

The Indian government’s Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) welfare program has released more than INRs 280 billion (roughly US$3.66…

 

Biometric checks and facial recognition payments to support social distancing, fight spread of covid-19

(Image of Ver-ID courtesy of Applied Recognition) Face biometrics continue to be implemented around the world to support social distancing…

 

Biometrics investments and a security fail top stories this week in digital ID

The discovery of a major biometric data security vulnerability at a Brazilian biometrics company and a handful of multi million-dollar…

 

Task force encourages robust digital ID for remote banking as Aadhaar payment service promoted

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) says in a new guidance paper that digital ID systems with appropriate risk mitigation…

 

Aadhaar’s architect discusses what went into world’s biggest biometric repository

“Open digital infrastructure has hugely helped societies access information, products, knowledge, and collaborate better with each other,” said Dr. Pramod…

 

India details plans for biometric authentication with different modalities for remote voters

In an effort to improve the remote voting process and conclusively identify migrant voters, the Election Commission (EC) of India…

 

Indian government considers linking Aadhaar with voter records as biometrics use expands

India’s government has increased funding to the Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) by 17 percent to 9.85 billion rupees…

 

Next Biometrics wins $750,000 order for fingerprint readers in India

Next Biometrics has received a USD $750,000 order for UIDAI and STQC certified biometric fingerprint readers for an Aadhaar-based governmental…

 

NEC seeks $1B in revenue in India by 2025 and biometrics could play a big role

A decade after Japanese IT and electronics giant NEC Corp. helped launch India’s nationwide biometric-identification program, company executives have announced…

 

RBI allows Aadhaar-based video-KYC for onboarding and to establish identity

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved remote video-based authentication through Aadhaar as a substitute for e-KYC practices, following…

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