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There’s a New Biometric Privacy Platform for Better Privacy and Data Security in the Aadhaar Ecosystem

The year 2018 saw quite a few big security breach scares around Aadhaar database. This is one of the crucial documents for the Indian citizen, and on several occasions last year the private data of millions of Indians was laid bare due to weak security and surveillance process of UIDAI.

This encouraged Identity Devices Sweden AB, a digital identity and biometric technology company, to develop its new Biometric Privacy Platform, targeted at the Aadhaar ecosystem and its users. This new platform prevents data theft by putting the onus of data security of Aadhaar documents on the Aadhaar owner. The Aadhaar owner is now in charge of the use of his or her Aadhaar data including picture, name, address, mobile number and more.

Mukesh Singh, VP, Sales and Marketing, Identity Devices, India, said , “Aadhaar is the world’s largest biometric Digital Identity program with more than 90 percent of Indians linking Aadhaar to most government and non-governmental services such as those related to taxation, cooking gas subsidy, banking, passports, and so on. The Biometric Privacy Platform increases ease of convenience, personal privacy and data security. Our pre-certified and easy-to-integrate products directly address the needs of a wide range of device makers to quickly innovate and differentiate their products with biometric experiences and ecosystem integration.”

When deployed, this new platform adds privacy and consumer-choice layer on top of Aadhaar online and offline authentication modes. The online online authentication capability and biometric capture capabilities of BPP has been made fully compliant with the UIDAI certification requirements for multi-modal biometric authentication including Face, Finger and IRIS.

“There is enormous demand for fingerprint and iris authentication in India now that systems like Aadhaar have demonstrated the ease-of-use, viability and economic benefits of multi-modal biometric authentication at very large scale. Devices that have integrated BPP and its authentication modalities enable user interaction to make dynamic choices at the time of each authentication event. BPP’s QR Code offline authentication capability is fully compliant with the Aadhaar act, current Supreme Court rulings, UIDAI requirements, and other government policies,” added Singh.

The solution is targeted at Digital Identity, IoT and FinTech device makers. They can add biometric features that allow them to connect more securely to popular authentication and identity ecosystems.

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