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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.


Corruption, costs and cut-offs: the human impact of Aadhaar implementation issues

A series of reports list the ongoing issues surrounding India’s national digital identity project, Aadhaar. Its integration with government welfare…


UIDAI launches program to identify, block vulnerabilities in Aadhaar biometric database

A bug bounty program whose objective is to enhance security around the Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) – the database…


Selfie biometric authentication apps rolled out by India, New Zealand governments

It is now possible for Aadhaar digital ID account holders to verify their identity using their phone when accessing some…


UIDAI CEO lauds successes of Aadhaar biometric ID at India Digital Week 2022

India has seen some of its major innovation-first projects driven largely by the Aadhaar biometric ID system, the new foundational…


Mantra’s dual iris biometric scanner certified for use with India’s Aadhaar

Mantra Softech announced its iris scanner MATISX has received the Standardization Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) from the Indian government….


Gang spoofing fingerprint biometrics busted by India’s Cyberabad police

Seven persons suspected of cloning fingerprints to defraud poor farmers of money from their bank accounts through the Aadhaar Enabled…


India adding newborns and recently deceased to Aadhaar digital ID registry

India will soon cover people from birth to death with its biometric national registry Aadhaar, according to The Economic Times,…


Biometric vending machine for grains wins WFP innovation award

A biometric vending machine to distribute grains directly to rations recipients has won an award from the WFP Innovation Accelerator…


As biometric voter registration increases, Brookings looks to India for lessons

The proposed integration of the Aadhaar biometric national ID and India’s voter registration database will set an important precedent for…


Indian government official claims $29B in savings from Aadhaar

A senior official claims that the government of India has saved billions of dollars through Aadhaar, while speeding up benefits…

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