Pushing Aadhaar usage: UIDAI launches three new authentication services

Developing on its vision of “Empowering residents of India with a unique identity and a digital platform to authenticate anytime, anywhere”, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) unveiled three new Aadhaar-enabled services and announced the establishment of first set of permanent enrolment centres (Aadhaar Kendras). The services that were launched are: Authentication services using Iris,…

VIDEO: Digital Identity For A Billion People? Inside India’s Incredible UID Initiative

This video is a real find. It is 47 minutes long but it is the most comprehensive account of the UID program we have come across. In an April 23rd, 2012 plenary to the NYU Stern UC Class of 2015, Professor Arun Sundararajan describes India's fascinating digital identity initiative, shares video clips of his conversations…

UIDAI’s biometric technology ready to achieve scale and high accuracy for country’s 1.2 billion populations

The UIDAI released a report titled “The Role of Biometric technology in Aadhaar Enrollment” which confirms the high degree of accuracy of biometrics used in the UID project in the context of large scale enrolments across India. This dispels the fear that the use of biometric technology in the Indian context would be unreliable and…

Raptor ID: New handheld devices for government markets with cutting-edge mobile biometric technology

EB, Elektrobit Corporation , a developer of cutting- edge embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, announced that its technology will be adapted to power two devices produced by Raptor Identification Systems, Inc. ("Raptor ID").  Raptor ID's  Mobile Biometric Products suite consists of the RaptorONETM, a revolutionary Android-based smartphone with full multi-biometric screening capability,…

India issues 100 millionth UIDAI number and reaches important milestone

Morpho  announced that its technology played a support role in enabling the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to close 2011 with an important milestone of issuing its 100 millionth unique identification or Aadhaar number. The issuing of numbers continues to proceed at a good pace with one million being enrolled per day, a significant…

India: Identity Card to Every Adult Resident of the Country under NPR; No Card being issued by UIDAI

The Indian Home Ministry has a proposal to issue every adult resident in the country an identity card. The Government has decided to create a National Population Register (NPR) by collecting information on specific characteristics of all usual residents in the country. The NPR would include photographs, 10 fingerprints and 2 Iris prints of all…

Cross Match Receives Certification from STQC for India’s UID Program

Cross Match Technologies, Inc., a provider of biometric identity solutions, announced today that it has been certified as one of the first suppliers of biometric devices for India’s unique identification (UID) program. This milestone signifies that the company has successfully completed a rigorous two-step certification process and has received the Certificate of Approval from the…

The shape of things to come in digital identity

By Emmanuel Ventadour, Gemalto  There is nothing intrinsically new about using a passport or some other form of ID document to interact with state officials, but the past couple of decades have  seen a sea-change in what citizens – and governments –  expect such documents to deliver. Fast forward to 2011 and digital identity technologies such…