India's Supreme Court has agreed to consider social media giant Facebook's request that the apex court review cases now pending before several state high courts regarding linking social media profiles to Aadhaar numbers in an effort to help curb the spread of fake news.
The India parliament is considering a new Aadhaar amendment bill that would introduce a host of changes in line with the Supreme Court's decision that Aadhaar cannot be made mandatory for identification and authentication for certain private-sector purposes.
The Aadhaar data security conundrum, resulting in identity theft and data breaches attributed to the poor implementation of security, monitoring and authentication mechanisms, is a growing concern. Questions have been raised about whether the Unique Identification Authority of India's Aadhaar data repository, with ...
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The Reserve Bank of India has mandated that all scheduled commercial banks, urban and state cooperative banks, payment banks, ATM operations and authorized card payment networks migrate to Aadhaar-based biometric authentication for electronic ...
Privacy advocates are praising the India Supreme Court's ruling that private entities can no longer require the use of Aadhaar data for authentication, but they're pressing for swift passage of a new data protection law.
Because the Aadhaar identification system is now being used for purposes for which it was not designed, such as transaction authentication, the risks involved are growing, says cyberlaw expert Na. Vijayashankar.
French cybersecurity researcher Baptiste Robert, who goes by the name Elliot Alderson on Twitter, has once again exposed an apparent Aadhaar leak. The latest leak, which occurred on state-owned gas company Indane's website, exposed data of as many as 6.7 million customers, the researcher claims.
Privacy and security practitioners wonder if Aadhaar data collected by private firms can actually be deleted in the next six months as directed by the Supreme Court of India, which recently determined that it's unconstitutional for companies to collect or ask for Aadhaar data from consumers.
The Unique Identification Authority of India has taken the next step toward adding an extra layer of security to protect Aadhaar data, a move that some security leaders are welcoming in light of recent Aadhaar-related data leaks.