Airports across the globe are increasingly leveraging facial recognition technology to verify and authenticate passengers. But some privacy advocates have raised concerns, especially in India, where several airports are ramping up facial recognition programs.
Sometimes efforts to prove a system is secure can really backfire. TRAI Chairman R.S. Sharma's attempt to demonstrate Aadhaar security by tweeting his Aadhaar number on Saturday and inviting anyone to attempt to use it to access his personal information reportedly led to data access by ethical hackers.
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 Modi government has funded the proposed Smart Cities project, and Nasscom and Accenture now have developed an ICT blueprint. But some industry leaders say that security has not been sufficiently addressed.
In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India struck down the controversial Section 66A of India's Information Technology Act, saying it violated the right to free speech as guaranteed by India's constitution.