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India's Supreme Court upholds controversial ID scheme with tweaks

India's Supreme Court upholds controversial ID scheme with tweaks

A unique 12-digit identity number linked to biometric details that the government wants to use as primary proof of citizenship can be used for distribution of state welfare benefits, India's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, according to legal website Live Law.

New data leak hits India's national ID card database Aadhaar: ZDNet

New data leak hits India's national ID card database Aadhaar: ZDNet

India's biometric ID programme, Aadhaar, has been hit by another major security lapse, allowing access to private information, business technology news website ZDNet reported on Saturday.

India probes report on breach of national identity database

India probes report on breach of national identity database

The Unique Identification Authority of India said it had initiated a police complaint against the people responsible for selling the access, but did not identify them.

India's biometric database crosses billion-member mark

India's biometric database crosses billion-member mark

India's biometric database notched up 1bn members on Monday, as the government sought to allay concerns about privacy breaches in the world's biggest such scheme.