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.

 

Biometric health record access proposed by Indian government committee

India should digitize its healthcare system with interoperable electronic health records (EHRs) and Aadhaar-based biometric patient identification, according to a…

 

Wirecard partners with YES BANK to broaden availability of biometric financial services

Wirecard and YES BANK are partnering to extend the scope of biometric digital payments with India’s Aadhaar Enabled Payment System…

 

Aadhaar amendment for voluntary biometric verification by private sector passes lower house

India’s lower house has passed the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, sending legislation establishing new rules for private…

 

New Aadhaar legislation tabled to establish voluntary biometric verification rules

India’s government has tabled legislation in the Lok Sabha intended to set a legal foundation for the use of Aadhaar…

 

Opportunities and risks of biometrics and digital identity in focus on day 2 of ID4Africa 2019

The second day of ID4Africa 2019 featured 16 informational tracks delving into a range of issues related to this year’s…

 

UN panel praises financial inclusion gains from India’s biometric digital ID system

A United Nations high-level panel on digital cooperation has lauded India’s financial inclusion efforts, including its Aadhaar national biometric system…

 

RBI update allows offline Aadhaar for Indian bank KYC checks with customer consent

Indian banks can now use customer Aadhaar numbers to verify them according to know your customer (KYC) guidelines, after the…

 

Indian government considers opening Aadhaar biometric KYC authentication to fintechs

Digital financial services companies in India may soon be able to authenticate customers with biometrics using Aadhaar, as The Economic…

 

Jamaica’s Constitutional Court strikes down national biometric system

The Constitutional Court of Jamaica has struck down the country’s mandatory biometric National Identification and Registration Act and the National…

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