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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 sows confusion with Aadhaar photocopy warning, ‘normal prudence’ retraction

India’s biometric digital identity issuer scored an own goal by effectively announcing the security risks built into the scheme. The…

 

India’s DigiLocker ties into WhatsApp to improve government service access with digital ID

Indian government digital ID wallet DigiLocker will be available through WhatsApp in a bid to increase accessibility of government services…

 

Indians facing barriers to abortion access, privacy breaches due to requests to show Aadhaar

The reporting by Politico of documents that show United States Supreme Court judges voted to overturn abortion rights, striking down the…

 

Aadhaar officials say no to request for biometrics in Delhi murder investigation

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the federal agency behind the biometric Aadhaar ID number program, told the High…

 

Researchers working on blockchain-based digital ID system to improve India’s financial landscape

Considered as Aadhaar 2.0 in some way, 14 Indian researchers are developing a new blockchain and machine learning-based digital ID…

 

Stronger security requested for Aadhaar cards; fake digital ID producer in South African court

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) may have to enhance security features on the Aadhaar card as terrorists are…

 

Aadhaar user verification integrations for Indian social media, Cashfree Payments

Users of India’s Twitter-like platform Koo can now voluntarily verify themselves via their Aadhaar number and fellow Bengaluru-based firm Cashfree Payments…

 

Audit report queries deficiencies in Aadhaar system, questions issuance for children below 5

An audit conducted by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on the activities of the Unique Identification Authority of India…

 

Digital ID link deadline for SIMs extended by Nigeria

A March 31 deadline for linking national digital ID numbers with SIM cards in Nigeria has been pushed back by…

 

Aadhaar exclusion from biometrics block to be lifted for 2.7M in Assam

A state government decision in Assam, India has been made to issue Aadhaar digital identity accounts and the associated ID…

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