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.

 

Aadhaar biometric services expand to ‘mobile ATMs’ as credentials could be unified

The digital census being undertaken for India’s National Population Registry (NPR), which link residents biometric and biographic details, could potentially…

 

Syntizen gets backing from Mastercard and ACPL for Aadhaar-based digital ID product

Digital identity provider Syntizen Technologies has received pre-Series A funding from Mastercard and ACPL to strengthen its Aadhaar-based product offering…

 

Gates Foundation identifies biometrics as one pillar of tech “trinity” for digital inclusion

Biometric identification is one-third of a trinity of technologies that can enable more efficient and equitable resource distribution in developing…

 

Authentication with Aadhaar biometrics or in person to be mandatory for GST refunds

India’s GST (Goods and Services Tax) Network has declared all new dealers must perform mandatory Aadhaar biometric authentication or physical…

 

Caribou Digital and ID2020 identify barriers to digital identity for women

Barriers of information, access, ownership, societal expectations, and intersectionality must be overcome by women who struggle to acquire ID in…

 

India Post rolls out Aadhaar biometric interbank services to boost financial inclusion

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) is rolling out Aadhar Enabled Payment Services (AePS) to enable customers to use biometric authentication…

 

Biometric options expanding as KYC compliance cost reaches €50M a year

Digitizing identity verification with biometrics and other technologies could save a typical bank €10 million (US$11 million) a year according…

 

Aadhaar continues to evolve and grow as India issues biometric seafarers’ ID

Aadhaar adoption has not been slowed by its severance from private use by the Supreme Court, and the system is…

 

Researcher emphasizes biometrics process controls as financial services plan new deployments

Several banks and financial service companies have announced biometrics initiatives to enable secure and convenient transactions without using the traditional…

 

Aadhaar biometric authentication: no for social media, yes for targeted benefits, maybe for elections

Government ID, including biometric Aadhaar accounts, cannot be required for social media and email accounts, according to a court decision…

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