Tag "Aadhaar"

Airtel gets reprieve from UIDAI over Aadhaar based e-KYC

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After a temporary ban, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has restored Bharti Airtel’s authorization to perform Aadhaar based e-KYC verification with certain terms and conditions. According to UIDAI‘s conditions, the telecom operator will have to submit quarterly reports on

Aadhaar hit by another data leak, UIDAI refutes

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India’s national identification database Aadhaar has been hit by a data breach if reports from ZDNet are to be believed. The report claims this issue was brought to the notice of the Indian government over a month ago, but no

SC indefinitely extends Aadhaar linking deadline

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In a major relief to many people including me, the Supreme Court, on Tuesday, indefinitely extended the deadline for linking of various services with Aadhaar till it delivers its judgment on the constitutional validity of the biometrical identification scheme. Indian

Ezetap launches Aadhaar Pay-enabled POS terminal

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Payment solutions company, Ezetap has launched EzeSmart touted to be India’s first open-platform, GPRS/3G/4G terminal enabled with Aadhaar pay and eKYC, that delivers a superior digital payment experience. Digital transactions have been on the upswing over the last two years

UIDAI to use facial recognition for Aadhaar authentication

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The Unique Identification Authority of India has decided to enable face recognition to add another layer of security for inclusive authentication for Aadhaar card holders. In a notification released on Monday, UIDAI said, “At the time of Aadhaar enrolment, the

UIDAI to issue Virtual IDs for Aadhaar to strengthen privacy

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The Unique Identification Authority of India(UIDAI) has introduced two new features to strengthen the privacy of any user amid the recent controversy surrounding the biometric details of anybody available in 10 minutes. The new features are Virtual ID for Aadhaar

Facebook asking new users to use names as per Aadhaar to signup

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Facebook is testing a new feature where new users are asked to enter their names as per their Aadhaar card. Since it’s being tested with a small population in India, not all users may be able to see this. The

Over 200 govt. websites made Aadhaar details public, says UIDAI

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While, ‘Whether Aadhaar infringes upon individual’s right to privacy?’ is still being debated both legally and otherwise, Unique Identification Authority of India, UIDAI has reported that over 200 central and state government websites publicly displayed details such as names and addresses of some

eMudhra launches Aadhaar eSign-based digital clearing for recurring payments

BANGALORE, INDIA: Digital identity and transaction management solutions provider, eMudhra has launched Aadhaar eSign-based National Automated Clearing House (NACH) gateway with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) – which aims to help large and small enterprises to collect recurring payment instructions from

Supreme Court’s ‘Right to Privacy’ ruling triggers the data privacy debate

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Supreme Court judgement today said the ‘Right to Privacy‘ is a fundamental right protected by Article 21 of the Constitution of India that protects life and liberty. While the ruling is not particularly against Aadhaar, but

UIDAI accuses Ola-owned Qarth of Aadhaar data misuse

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The Unique Identification Authority of India(UIDAI) has filed a complaint against Ola-owned Qarth Technologies for misusing data accessed from the Aadhaar website. Chennai-based Qarth Technologies was acquired by cab aggregator Ola in March 2016, in a bid to strengthen Ola’s mobile wallet

Now carry your Aadhaar on mobile with mAadhaar app

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Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched a new mobile app called mAadhaar that lets you carry your Aadhaar on your mobile. This means, now all your biometric and demographic information will be available on your smartphone and you don’t need to

Historic! Indian cows to have Aadhaar-like unique identification number

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This will surely go down the history books as one of the most historical piece of development in the 21st century India. Taking the digital drive to a whole new level, Indian government is all set to digitize Indian cows

Government launches ‘BHIM-Aadhaar Pay’ app to boost digitization wave

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In a bid to further boost the digitization wave in the country, the government has launched BHIM-Aadhaar Pay, which allows payment through thumb impression. The new app links the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) mobile application with biometric platform Aadhaar, which

Aadhaar card verification now mandatory for mobile connections, both old and new

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Walking on the lines of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s statement that Aadhar may become the single identity card in future, the department of telecommunications (DoT) has moved to make Aadhaar-based e-KYC (know your customer) mandatory for mobile phone connections. “All

Decoding Bharat QR Code

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The Indian government is leaving no stones unturned to digitise the economy and drive people towards cashless payments. So after, Unified Payments Interface (UPI) for smartphones, Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) based mobile banking, Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app

NCPI to roll out simple version of USSD for feature phones

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In a bid to reach out to the less tech-savvy people, NCPI will be rolling out a simple version of Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) that can be used on feature mobile phones in next 15 days. NITI Aayog CEO

Indian Railways mulling over linking Aadhaar with concessional ticket booking

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After successful linking Aadhaar cards with LPG service and passport service, the government is now mulling over using it for railways ticket bookings and Indian Railways is soon expected to hold discussions with UIDAI for the same. The Finance Ministry

Airtel & Vodafone to activate new connection instantly with e-KYC

BANGALORE, INDIA: Airtel has started rolling out Aadhaar based e-KYC verification in stores following the notification by the Department of Telecom, Government of India, while Vodafone will make it live from August 24. The e-verification will enable instant activation of

IRCTC to launch e-wallet soon

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Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will be soon launching a host of initiatives, including passenger insurance, unreserved ticketing, and an e-wallet in a renewed form to make passengers’ travel experience smooth and hassle proof. “We are going to