The Unique Identity Authority of India, which administers the Aadhaar program, is again facing harsh criticism about its security measures, this time from State Bank of India. But rather than pointing fingers, all government organizations need to collaborate to enhance security.
The arrest of 10 men in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly cloning fingerprints of authorized Aadhaar enrollment officers is once again stirring debate over whether it's wise for India to rely so heavily on Aadhaar for authentication.
The National Payment Corporation of India, the umbrella organization for all retail payments systems, has asked banks to discontinue Aadhaar-based payments through Unified Payments Interface and Immediate Payment System channels.
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The Reserve Bank of India has mandated that all scheduled commercial banks, urban and state cooperative banks, payment banks, ATM operations and authorized card payment networks migrate to Aadhaar-based biometric authentication for electronic ...
The India parliament is considering a new Aadhaar amendment bill that would introduce a host of changes in line with the Supreme Court's decision that Aadhaar cannot be made mandatory for identification and authentication for certain private-sector purposes.
Privacy advocates are praising the India Supreme Court's ruling that private entities can no longer require the use of Aadhaar data for authentication, but they're pressing for swift passage of a new data protection law.
India's Supreme Court has agreed to consider social media giant Facebook's request that the apex court review cases now pending before several state high courts regarding linking social media profiles to Aadhaar numbers in an effort to help curb the spread of fake news.
The issue of access management and vulnerable software applications has come back to haunt the Unique Identification Authority of India which manages the Aadhaar database containing biometrics and personal information of over 1 billion Indians.