The Congress government, which introduced Aadhaar, is opposing the government's stand that it should be compulsory for receiving the benefits of state-sponsored welfare schemes.
The argument was made before a five-judge Constititution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra which commenced hearing on a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the government's flagship Aadhaar programme and its enabling Act of 2016.
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Sharma said that sharing one's Aadhaar username and password with another person can result in a breach of trust, but not a breach in the database.
However, it points out that 99 percent are personally interested in using at least one biometric method to verify their identity.
The report also adds that the meeting is due because new security measures have been introduced - facial recognition and Virtual ID.
The Unique Identification Authority of India said today that it will enable face authentication in conjunction with an existing mode of authentication on registered devices by 1st July 2018.
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The minister said that World Bank has appreciated the Aadhaar technology for inclusion which costs USD 1 (Rs 63.66) only but saved Rs 57,000 crore of public money.
He further hoped that people will take a more constructive approach towards Aadhaar as it is here to stay.
It had last month allowed Airtel to use Aadhaar for re-verification of its mobile customers till January 10 with stiff riders after the company returned Rs 138 crore LPG subsidy which flowed into unsolicited payment bank accounts.
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As per media reports, a staff paper published by the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology has flagged safety issues related to the unique identity number.
In a bid to prevent PILs by fictitious persons, the Madras High Court has directed its registry to collect the litigants' Aadhaar card copy along with other documents at the time of filing.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Uttar Pradesh government how Aadhaar cards of the urban homeless people were being made.
The move aims to strengthen the privacy and security of Aadhaar data.
In a statement, TMC MP Derek O'Brien said that his party would be "persistent" in its protest against Aadhaar card.
Uttam Nayak from Visa was in the fray to take over the position but lost out to the in-house expert Asbe.
Government has extended the deadline for linking of biometric identification Aadhaar to small savings schemes like post office deposits, Kisan Vikas Patra by three months to March 31, 2018.
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"Government is fully committed to freedom of Press as well as to maintaining security and sanctity of Aadhaar for India's development. FIR is against unknown," Prasad said on social media platform Twitter.
The upgraded version will reportedly allow Aadhaar-based payments and mandate recurring payment authorisation through an OTP (one-time password).
The agency had also sent a letter to the Editor in Chief of The Tribune, asking the paper and journalist to answer a couple of questions by January 8, which included proving there was a breach of biometric data.
The FIR has been filed against The Tribune newspaper, its reporter and the people who were mentioned by the reporter in the piece.
Banerjee in a Facebook post said she has been voicing her serious concern over the violation of privacy due to Aadhaar from the very beginning and had urged to ensure a "foolproof mechanism" to ensure security of data.