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.

 

Indian Supreme Court considers new review of Aadhaar national biometric scheme’s legality

The Supreme Court of India will consider requests for a review of its previous decision that the country’s biometric national…

 

ID4Africa posts World Bank comparison of Privacy by Design practices for biometric national ID

The principles of Privacy by Design were outlined by Anne Cavoukian in 2011, but the way they are implemented in…

 

Biometrics offerings for keeping people safe at work and making payments jostle for market position

Anticipation for broad deployments of biometrics for contactless work processes is exceeded only by excitement for the commercialization of fingerprint…

 

Aadhaar biometrics not required for government aid but coming available for securities eKYC checks

Biometrics will not be required for government aid disbursement in Telangana, after the Indian state’s high court ruled that thousands…

 

Biometric verification failing for some government crisis grant recipients in India and Pakistan

Postal workers in the Hisar region of India’s Haryana State have delivered 19.4 million Rupees (roughly US$260,000) directly to recipients…

 

Insurance and securities firms in India to offer eKYC checks based on Aadhaar biometrics

Aadhaar biometrics and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) services can now be used on a voluntary basis for authentication…

 

UIDAI proposes public Aadhaar facial biometrics and temperature checks to boost containment efforts

Officials with the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) have suggested that camera networks performing facial recognition and temperature checks…

 

India and Pakistan use national biometric systems to secure cash relief distribution

The Indian government’s Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) welfare program has released more than INRs 280 billion (roughly US$3.66…

 

Biometric checks and facial recognition payments to support social distancing, fight spread of covid-19

(Image of Ver-ID courtesy of Applied Recognition) Face biometrics continue to be implemented around the world to support social distancing…

 

Biometrics investments and a security fail top stories this week in digital ID

The discovery of a major biometric data security vulnerability at a Brazilian biometrics company and a handful of multi million-dollar…

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