The UIDAI also claimed that many entities like Google and the smart card industry did not want Aadhaar to succeed, and strongly denied that Aadhaar data could be used to manipulate election results.
The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that Aadhaar can do little to stop banking frauds and also questioned the Centre for asking the entire population to link their mobile phones with the unique identity card.
भारतीय विशिष्ट पहचान प्राधिकरण (UIDAI) ने सुप्रीम कोर्ट को बताया कि जिन नाबालिगों का Aadhaar कार्ड बन चुका है वे बालिग होने पर Aadhaar योजना के दायरे से बाहर नहीं रह सकते.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has unveiled the beta version of the much-awaited ‘Virtual ID’, and promised that service providers will “soon” start accepting the same in lieu of Aadhaar number.
The UIDAI has restored telecom operator Bharti Airtel's authorisation to conduct Aadhaar based verification of its mobile subscribers subject to specific conditions.
In a letter addressed to commercial banks, UIDAI Chief Executive Officer Ajay Bhushan Pandey cited instances of misuse of Aadhaar while opening accounts.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) informed the Supreme Court on Thursday that it will introduce ‘Face ID’ on July 1 to enable Aadhaar holders to authenticate their identity.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has recently launched a new blue coloured Aadhaar card or 'Baal Aadhaar' card for children aged below five years.
The UIDAI chief dismissed concerns that linking of various information with Aadhaar could lead to government monitoring, surveillance or possible misuse.
While it helps users to know the history of authentication, UIDAI still needs to make it user-friendly. The service doesn’t mention who tried to authenticate your records.
Pandey while trying to allay fears about the breach of data and privacy however, added a caveat that no computer expert would guarantee the data or system is inviolable.
Information collected by private operators of aadhaar details was being sold and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had no control over them.
There are, today, secure technologies to protect access to data and prevent manual inspection of it by the agency that holds it — which the Aadhaar framework doesn’t seem to have incorporated yet.
"The government will soon hold meetings with the telecom department officials to know whether they think companies require Aadhaar numbers," the official said.
In a notification released on Monday, UIDAI said, "At the time of Aadhaar enrolment, photo of the face of resident is also captured.
The Aadhaar-issuing authority UIDAI had set in place a ‘biometric lock’ as an additional layer of protection against outside intrusions or breach.
In a bid to address privacy concerns, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Wednesday introduced a ‘Virtual ID’, which Aadhaar cardholders can generate from its website.
They argued that data breaches are in flagrant violation of Section 29 of the Aadhaar Act read with Regulations 6 and 7 of the Aadhaar (Sharing of Information) Regulations 2016.
The UIDAI on Thursday dismissed reports of full Aadhaar details being made available on payment of ₹500 by anonymous sellers, asserting that its system is “secure”
What is more, The team paid another Rs 300, for which the agent provided “software” that could facilitate the printing of the Aadhaar card after entering the Aadhaar number of any individual.