EU Biometric Database To Be One of World's Largest—What Could Go Wrong

EU Biometric Database To Be One of World's Largest—What Could Go Wrong

The Common Identity Repository (CIR) will consolidate biometric data on almost all visitors and migrants to the bloc, as well as some EU citizens—connecting existing criminal, asylum, and migration databases and integrating new ones.

IT grids case: Aadhaar data of 7.8 crore with IT firm, FIR filed

IT grids case: Aadhaar data of 7.8 crore with IT firm, FIR filed

HYDERABAD: The Cyberabad police has filed an FIR on the complaint of UIDAI stating that information technology firm IT Grids (India) was in possession of Aadhaar data of over 7.8 crore residents of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Govt. May Link Facebook, Twitter With Aadhaar, Mobile Number; But Why?

Govt. May Link Facebook, Twitter With Aadhaar, Mobile Number; But Why?

has understood the problem, and very soon, you can be asked to link your social media accounts with anyone Govt. For instance, a mobile number is required for creating a Twitter account, and moreover, they are offering Aadhaar and other Govt.

Aadhaar Operator's Biometrics Stolen & Misused, UIDAI Documents Prove

Aadhaar Operator's Biometrics Stolen & Misused, UIDAI Documents Prove

Now Sheokhand’s case, UIDAI error reports and email correspondence, indicate that Sheokhand’s stolen credentials were probably plugged into this malicious software and then used to fraudulently enrol new users to the Aadhaar database.

What to Know About Aadhaar, India's Biometric Identity System

What to Know About Aadhaar, India's Biometric Identity System

India’s Supreme Court, in a landmark ruling, said that private companies could no longer require users to provide their Aadhaar details as a condition of service.

Aadhaar, the world's largest biometric identity database, approved by India's Supreme Court

Aadhaar, the world's largest biometric identity database, approved by India's Supreme Court

Key points: Indian residents cannot receive welfare food rations, other benefits without being entered into Aadhaar Until today, Indian residents have had to link their private bank accounts, mobile numbers and even school admissions to their profile in the government database.

Scroll Explainer: What is the Aadhaar case and what is at stake for Indians?

Scroll Explainer: What is the Aadhaar case and what is at stake for Indians?

Beginning in 2009, the Indian government began enrolling residents onto a platform known as Aadhaar, which provided each enrollee with a 12-digit unique identification number linked to both their demographic and biometric details, including fingerprints and iris scans.

UIDAI’s Aadhaar Software Hacked, ID Database Compromised, Experts Confirm

UIDAI’s Aadhaar Software Hacked, ID Database Compromised, Experts Confirm

Bengaluru-based cyber security analyst and software developer Anand Venkatanarayanan, who also analysed the software for HuffPost India and shared his findings with the NCIIPC government authority, said the patch was assembled by grafting code from older versions of the Aadhaar enrolment software—which had fewer security features— on to newer versions of the software.

India’s Biometric Database Is Creating A Perfect Surveillance State — And U.S. Tech Companies Are On Board

India’s Biometric Database Is Creating A Perfect Surveillance State — And U.S. Tech Companies Are On Board

The CEO of Microsoft has repeatedly praised the project, and local media have carried frequent reports on consultations between the Indian government and senior executives from companies like Apple and Google (in addition to South Korean-based Samsung) on how to make tech products Aadhaar-enabled.