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UIDAI Refutes Data Vulnerability Concerns

BIOMETRICS—INDIA

January 30, 2012

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)--the governing body for India's unique ID program--has refuted the home ministry's argument that the biometric data it collects could be misused or leaked. UIDAI says the data "cannot be accessed even by the operator," reports India Today. The UIDAI report states that the biometric data collected is immediately encrypted and cannot be decrypted by anyone other than UIDAI's server. "None of the automatic biometric identification systems have access to residents' information," the report states, and the original biometrics are archived and stored offline.
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