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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.

 

3-year prison term for providing false biometrics under new Aadhaar penalties

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has increased the penalties for hacking, sharing, or using Aadhaar data without authorization,…

 

India to sign MoU to bring Sri Lanka its own digital identity system

Sri Lanka and India are to sign a memorandum of understanding where India will provide a grant to fund the…

 

India allays privacy fears as bill to link Aadhaar with voter IDs passed by parliament

There will be no interference with or access to citizens’ data either by government authorities or any third parties when…

 

Linking biometric databases is good, say India officials. Skeptics abound

Trust in biometrics systems used by the government is in short supply in some parts of India. The Indian state…

 

Next Biometrics books $2.2M fingerprint sensor order from new Indian partner

Next Biometrics has received a purchase order conditionally worth $2.2 million from an unidentified Indian partner for FAP20 fingerprint sensors. The…

 

India consults stakeholders on federated digital identity project

A plan has been proposed by India’s government to introduce a new digital ID overarching citizens’ different existing digital IDs…

 

UIDAI looks at selective disclosure, Aadhaar biometrics authenticate 50M transactions a day

The Aadhaar-issuing body Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), is currently considering ‘partial authentication’ with the biometric system, The Times…

 

India plans single sign-on for digital government services, Aadhaar fraud ring arrested

The government is planning to launch a single sign-on (SSO) service for access to a wide range of government programs…

 

India’s cabinet okays proposal to have Aadhaar biometrics linked with voter IDs

A proposed bill seeking to reform certain provisions of India’s electoral law, dubbed the Representation of the People Act, is…

 

Aadhaar set to expand by 900K with court order to include sex workers

Sex workers in India should be brought into the remit of government services with voter and ration cards and Aadhaar…

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