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India National Population Register to collect biometrics and seeks Aadhaar database access

India is planning to collect biometric and family data from residents for the next stage of its National Population Register…

 

STQC certification opens new opportunities in India for biometrics firm Aratek

Two of Aratek‘s fingerprint scanners have received certification for India’s Aadhaar program. The Aratek A400 capacitive scanner and A600 optical…

 

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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

How many billions are the last billion’s biometrics worth?

Earlier in the maturation of biometrics as a digital technology and an industry, providing identification in the developing world was…

 

History of digital identification in the developing world

The idea of providing identification to support economic and social development evolved out of sustainable development communities, and has early…

 

Iris ID iCAM 7S series certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards

Iris ID announced its iCAM 7S series has been certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) under license number…

 

Limited number of Indian citizens may have option to leave Aadhaar and delete biometrics

The Indian government is considering making Aadhaar optional for the country’s citizens, and is finalizing an amendment to Section 33(2)…

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