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Pankaj Kumar appointed CEO of UIDAI

Pankaj Kumar, the new UIDAI CEO, has been serving as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

UIDAI: Police suspicion that Aadhaar data stolen was unfounded

UIDAI said that it’s CIDR and servers are completely safe and fully secure and no illegal access was made to its CIDR and no data has been stolen from its servers.

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The numbers don’t add up

The possibility that Aadhaar numbers can be misused is not theoretical

Ravi Shankar Prasad to CSCs: Will find way out on Aadhaar work issue

Making a strong pitch on behalf of common service centres, CSC Chief Dinesh Tyagi said that Aadhaar had helped people in rural India get an identity, and that the 12 digit identifier should be allowed to remain the 'aadhaar' or foundation for CSCs as well.

Telcos have stopped Aadhaar authentications as of November 20: UIDAI CEO

UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said it has put on hold the contracts of Authentication User Agencies (AUA) and KYC User Agencies (KUA) “that should not be using” Aadhaar for authentication.

Agency to look at Aadhaar information only in public domain: UIDAI

The Authority termed allegations of “surveillance and violation of privacy rights” as “totally misplaced”.

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UIDAI proposal on social media agency: SC gives TMC MLA 2 weeks to back state surveillance claim

The counsel then contended that the RFP was evidence enough of the government’s intentions.

Delhi HC asks UIDAI to file response on plea seeking biometric scan of unidentified bodies

The plea said despite registering biometrics and scanning more than 1 billion citizens at the Aadhaar Portal, the database was not being utilised for identifying the bodies.

UIDAI to establish Seva Kendras for easier Aadhaar updates, enrolments

In the first phase, 114 ASKs will be established in 53 cities and towns including state capitals.

Stop using Aadhaar authentication for verifying existing mobile customers: Govt to telcos

With the new order, telecom operators will have to switch to the previous process of physical verification of customer, ending the use of biometric data obtained from Aadhaar.

UIDAI Videos

Why you cannot compare Aadhaar to the US Social Security Number

Desc: Among the many questions about Aadhaar is this one. Isn't it like the US Social Security Number? In the third story on the Aadhaar series, three experts explain how the two are not at all comparable.

Aadhaar: Three experts explain how biometrics DID NOT make it more secure

Second in the Aadhaar series, in this video Usha Ramanathan, Ramanjit Singh Chima and Reetika Khera explain how biometrics were brought into the Aadhaar process without enough research and why it is unprecedented in a dangerous way.

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Aadhaar: Three experts explain how biometrics DID NOT make it more secure

Second in the Aadhaar series, in this video Usha Ramanathan, Ramanjit Singh Chima and Reetika Khera explain how biometrics were brought into the Aadhaar process without enough research and why it is unprecedented in a dangerous way.

Idea Exchange with UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey

Aadhar has been a debatable topic since its inception and concerns over data protection and failure of authentication still persists. As the Chief Executive Officer of Unique Identification Authority of India, Dr Ajay Bhushan Pandey has been at the centre of the data security debate. In this edition of the Idea Exchange, he insists that […]

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