Six developing countries – Sri Lanka, Morocco, the Philippines, Guinea, Ethiopia and the Togolese Republic – are using an Aadhaar-like, open-source system to provide digital identities to their citizens. The platform was built by the International Institute of Information Technology, Bengaluru (IIIT-B), a non-profit headed by Infosys cofounder Kris Gopalakrishnan.
UIDAI has called out the top 100 hackers on the bug bounty leader boards to identify any potential bugs in the Aadhaar data security which holds the data of over 1.32 billion Indians. The program will help UIDAI in better governance and delivery.
he UIDAI on Wednesday held a Workshop on ‘Recent Initiatives for Simplifying Aadhaar usage’. The workshop focused on sharing key developments and practices in Aadhaar Usage adopted by various departments of the State Governments and Union Territories (UTs)
The company, which has video KYC, facial matching and liveness check, and Aadhaar-based identity solutions, can help governments extend citizen services electronically and also aid players in the BFSI segment.
A digital identity system is one of four building blocks identified as important for digital government, along with a data collection and management platform, a digital payments capability and core data registries.
The union government has decided to amend the Aadhaar Act to legally empower the Election Commission to link the unique identification number with the electoral roll, aiding them to remove bogus and duplicate entries. The new reform will also pave the way for giving “remote” voting rights to migrant voters.