UIDAI to introduce facial authentication for Aadhaar

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has decided to introduce facial authentication for Aadhaar for people encountering issues with other forms of biometric verification, like fingerprint and iris scanning.

The new feature is expected to be available in fusion mode that is, with existing means of authentication – on registered devices by July 1 this year. Specifically, the new feature will be allowed only when combined with “one more authentication factor”, like fingerprint, iris or OTP.

This facility is going to help in inclusive authentication of those who are not able to biometrically authenticate due to their worn out fingerprints, old age or hard work conditions. The (Aadhaar) system contains my finger print and iris kept in safe and secure encrypted form which cannot be broken even by billions of efforts. That is an Indian technology.

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