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.
The Virtual ID system that can be used in lieu of Aadhaar number for identity verification is now operational across banks and enterprises. However, UIDAI has extended its migration deadline to Aug. 31 to enable all organizations to be ready. Experts weigh in on the enterprise readiness for Virtual Aadhaar.
Moderator: Geetha Nandikotkur, Managing Editor-Asia & Middle East, ISMG
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 ...
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.
UIDAI, which administers the Aadhaar program, has some simple advice: Avoid behaviors such as what R.S. Sharma, chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority in India, did on Saturday, when he tweeted his Aadhaar number.
The entire approach toward Aadhaar security needs to change to address problems on the users' end, rather than focus on the UIDAI's core database, contends Na. Vijayashankar, a cyber law expert. He'll be a featured speaker at ISMG's Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in Bengaluru.