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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.

 

Advocates still see a lot of danger for individuals using government digital IDs

Devout advocates of digital IDs run the risk of overlooking some significant misuses and bungled security setups. In principle, digital…

 

India claims to effectively meet SDG16.9 of legal ID for all, expands authentication methods

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the agency that implements the country’s Aadhaar identity system, claims to have reached…

 

Aadhaar biometrics considered for expansion toward non-banking financial firms

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is considering onboarding several nonbank financial companies (NBFCs) to authenticate users online via…

 

Aadhaar critic joins ID16.9 podcast to discuss inclusion shortfalls

Allegations that India’s digital ID Aadhaar has entrenched, rather than alleviated exclusion from social services and government benefits, have dogged…

 

Scammers alter fingerprint biometrics in India with limited success

Several individuals in India have recently been involved in events that saw the alteration or theft of fingerprint biometrics. Specifically,…

 

UIDAI to highlight strengths of Aadhaar biometric ID for the poor in new campaign

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is planning to undertake a new awareness raising campaign intended to underline for…

 

India ticks off analysts’ steps to a digital public infrastructure

The World Economic Forum has published a bulletized list of insights for getting an effective digital public infrastructure out of…

 

IriTech and IBCT partner with two more companies on biometric data hubs

IriTech and its partner, the South Korean Institute of Blockchain Technology (IBCT), are teaming with ID vendor Integra Micro Systems…

 

India to attempt to deduplicate electoral roll via ‘voluntary’ Aadhaar-voter ID link

A campaign to encourage all voters in India to link their voter ID to their Aadhaar accounts, aimed at aiding…

 

Aadhaar still blocking school attendance, expected block for pregnancy welfare

Despite Aadhaar, India’s national digital identity scheme, not being a requirement to attend school, many children are being denied access…

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