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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.

 

UIDAI enters collaboration with World Bank to export Aadhaar digital ID architecture

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has entered a collaboration with the World Bank and United Nations to deploy…

 

Tattered edges always accompany biometrics-based digital ID systems like Aadhaar

Being fractal in nature, data reveals more detail the closer you look at it. That is true with massive citizen…

 

UIDAI mulls Aadhaar biometrics from age three, smartphone as authenticator

India’s government is considering changes to the Aadhaar system, including reducing the age of biometrics collection from five to three…

 

Arrests in Pakistan for fake fingerprint biometrics, NADRA breach alleged

Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested two men in Faisalabad for allegedly being involved in activating SIM cards with…

 

Controversial Indian health records reach 140M registrations, 96 percent linked to Aadhaar

The controversial scheme to give everyone an India a Unique Health ID (UHID) has continued apace with 140 million people…

 

Penalties for Aadhaar violations set as Indian government expands applications

Penalties for hacking, sharing or using Aadhaar data without authorization can be levied by the Unique Identification Authority of India…

 

India’s Aadhaar hackathon pulls in 5,000 innovators

The Aadhaar Hackathon 2021 has attracted more than 5,000 innovators across over 3,000 team registrations, reports the India Education Diary, to…

 

India tests mobile voting, arranges Aadhaar hackathon – both spell controversy

India is testing biometric, blockchain-based mobile phone voting for the first time in the hope of increasing turnout and reducing…

 

Access Now report holds up poster child Aadhaar as ‘Big ID’ bugbear

A legal vacuum and vulnerable population allowed the creation of the world’s largest biometric digital ID project and built a…

 

Developments in Indian digital ID: health accounts launch, resistance to voter link grows

India has launched its national digital health identity scheme which will create a health account for each of its 1.3…

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