Since the beginning of the base, it has had to face many challenges. Initially, it was limited to PDS Distribution and other central assistance, but as it increased the challenges applied to bank accounts, mobile SIMs and other needs. Recently, the question of privacy and data security has given rise to the big debate. This is the reason that UIDAI has to take steps to ensure that the security of the base is fully ensured. The latest step in this link is face recognition. UIDAI has announced that with the introduction of new SIM card from 15th September, identification of fingerprint or other biometrics will also be necessary to identify the face. UIDAI, in fact,
What is this decision and how will it help consumers?
The base is surrounded by many kinds of apprehensions from its beginning. The day UIDAI has been taking new steps to overcome these fears and the face recognition has been introduced in this episode.
If you are thinking of getting a new SIM card, then the dealer will have to identify your face with your rest document. Indian Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI) has announced this new move.
According to the authority, this step is another link to the security of the base. Now face matching will be an important process in addition to fingerprint and iris scan.
After this new feature, the verification of the photo will be fixed after the match of the face to identify the face. This facility will be effective from September 15 with the telecom service provider companies.
That means if you go for a new SIM card, your face will also be matched with your photo.
The Authority believes that this facility has been brought in the wake of all the flaws in fingerprint. Fingerprint cloning form will also help through face detection.
According to UIDAI, telecom companies will face face-to-face in at least 10 percent verification by September 15.
If there is any scam from the companies, they may have to pay a penalty. This can be up to 20 penny per verification.
Under the new arrangement, the instructions for matching face photo with eKYC photo will be applicable in the same cases where the basis is being used to issue the SIM. That is, if the SIM is not being released through the base then the identity of the face will not be necessary.
The biggest benefit of this facility will be those people whose fingerprint is not matched due to age and other reasons. It will also be benefited by the people who are unable to enter fingerprints or other details.
How will this process work?
The process of matching the face is actually through biometric application. Nowadays it is being used in many places including mobile phones and laptops.
This image stores the photo in a variety of technical aspects of the application like graphic form, in the database based on face point, special identification mark and other characteristics.
This photo, secure in the database, is later matched with a digital photo or live picture.
A very advanced learning algorithm is already being used to match face recognition.
In this method of using the base, the person’s picture will be captured by the authorized machine or device. This photo will be sent to UIDAI along with fingerprint and iris scan.
The photo of the person taken while making the base near UIDAI is already present in the database, so the live picture will be immediately matched with the picture in the database.
After this UIDAI will present identity certification and thus the right person will be identified.
Face matching every time
Under this, each time face must be matched whenever the consumer needs verification of the basis for any service.
According to UIDAI, in this entire process all things have been made keeping in mind. That means there will be no effect on verification of normal changes in the face.
Currently this facility is being introduced for telecom companies. But no deadline has been announced for them.
After the commencement of the facility, the Authority will consider what problems and shortcomings are coming in the process so that it can be improved later and implemented in other areas such as banking.
Process to be completely safe
In the beginning, seeing all the challenges and weaknesses, it is being constantly protected. With the release of this facility, UIDAI has once again made it clear that using the base is absolutely safe.
However, the Authority has issued several advisories in this regard, which has also been instructed not to make its base number public.
According to the authorization, after the facilities like safe biometric and OTP, the possibility of misuse of the premises is not equal.
UIDAI, however, has included things related to deciding the responsibility of banks and other institutions.
Why need to face face face?
It is often seen in senior citizens, wage laborers and burning cases that fingerprints of such people are not clear which would not have been used to verify them. They used to have their thumb because their thumb was frozen due to lack of verification, due to which they had to face difficulties.
This technique will help in the basis of verification of such people. Face recognition technology was also implemented because many questions were raised recently regarding the security of the basis for identification.
A report was published a few months ago in a newspaper that the base data of the people can be obtained in 500 rupees.
Earlier, some people have been raising fingers on the basis of citing privacy. In this case, UIDAI was a major challenge to maintain the credibility of the base.
Report of the Justice Srikrishna Committee
In order to recommend the framework for securing personal data in the digital world, a 10-member committee was set up in July 2017 under the chairmanship of Justice Shri Krishna.
On the data protection, the much anticipated report of the Justice Srikrishna Committee’s Personal Data Protection Bill 2018 draft was recently handed over to the government. This report emphasizes the strengthening of data protection law in India and giving individuals rights to privacy.
It has been said in the report that it is necessary to create a collective culture that promotes an independent and impartial digital economy, respect the informational privacy of individuals and ensure empowerment, progress and innovation.
It has been said in the report of Justice Shri Krishna that privacy has become a fiery problem and therefore every effort should be made to safeguard the data at any cost.
It has been said in the report that other personal data can be transferred outside India territory. Therefore, at least one copy of the data will need to be stored in India.
With the draft Bill, India expects that it will be an ideal model to protect the personal data of the world, which will be applicable to the processing of personal data of India including the state.
In the event of non-existent data processors in India, the draft bill will apply to other people doing business in India or other activities like profiling, which could harm the data provider’s privacy in India.
The committee acknowledged that despite the adoption of adequate safeguards, no database is 100 percent secure. The Committee also suggested the formation of Data Protection Authority.
It has been said in the report of the Justice Srikrishna Committee that this report is the first step towards data conservation and keeping the law in mind as it is changing the technology is necessary. Reports and draft bills are like “buying new shoes.” It may be difficult at the beginning, but later on will be comfortable.
(Team Vision Input)
Security concerns of Aadhaar
It has been debated since the beginning that on the issue of privacy, the court has made it clear, but concerns about security are intact. Especially in the last few years, some reports in the media have raised concerns about people.
On October 4, 2017, UIDAI denied media reports that 600 Indian institutions were claimed to be theft of data. It included the base, the Bombay Stock Exchange and the RBI.
Terming these stories as baseless, UIDAI said that there has been no such kind of tragedy. The organization said that the hackers who reportedly made the public publicly are already present and there is no danger of leakage of sensitive information on the basis of this.
Similarly, in a press release on November 20, 2017, UIDAI cleared the information of names and addresses of beneficiaries on behalf of more than 200 websites of Central and State Government.
In response to an RTI, the organization said that he has taken cognizance of this violation and has deleted information from these websites.
Earlier this kind of news came in the media many times so that the anxieties of the people increased. Regardless of the cleanliness and trust of the government and the UIDAI, many experts consider this issue to be sensitive and say the extra step taken by the government.
Continuous steps to secure the base
However, many people also believe that there is no need to panic when information such as name and address is public.
UIDAI has assured many times that the base security system is in line with the best international standards and the base data is completely secure. In this regard, the organization has taken some additional steps recently.
Recently, UIDAI released the facility of base biometric locking system through which people can lock and unlock their base details so that its misuse can be stopped.
According to the institute, the biometric locking system is completely safe. Apart from this, the organization has also provided the facility of 8-digit OTP, which is only 30 seconds and the user can generate it on his own mobile.
Taking a big step recently, UIDAI has decided to issue a 16-digit virtual ID for verification, in view of the security of the base data.
The holder will have to use this virtual ID instead of the base number. This ID will be generated from the computer at the time of need.
The need to share the Aadhaar number will be eliminated while proving its identity as a virtual ID. UIDAI claims that such a base certification will be safer than before.
How did the journey of the base begin?
Indian Unique Identification Authority i.e. UIDAI is a statutory authority. It was brought under the Targeted Distribution Act, 2016 for financial and other subsidy benefits and services by the Government of India, which is known as Base Act 2016.
It was established on 12th July 2016 under the Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology. But its journey is actually quite old.
The government spends billions of rupees every year on welfare programs in the country, but its benefits reach the right person, so the base scheme was started. Also, the base number was envisaged to bridge the gap between government schemes and the public.
The issue of security and corruption behind the base is also linked. The Government wants to ensure the firm identity of its citizens and for this, all the residents of India started giving a unique identification number UID by the name of the name.
The elimination of duplicate and fake identities is one of its basic motives. It was also a good option to use the base as a basic or primary identity card in promoting effective delivery, transparency and good governance of government welfare schemes and services.
The first identification project was first considered in the then Planning Commission in UPA’s first government. For the first time in March 2006, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology approved the Unique Identification project for families living below the poverty line.
Wipro, a well-known IT company about UIDAI, has prepared a pilot project. During this time the government was also working on creating National Population Register and Multipurpose National Identification Card.
The government formed a group of empowered ministers in December 2006, which was given the responsibility of completing the work of National Population Register and Unique Identification Number project.
On January 28, 2008, a Group of Empowered Ministers discussed the strategy of NIR and UIDAI plan and finally the proposal to set up UIDAI under the Planning Commission was approved.
After this, the Group of Ministers on November 4, 2008 gave final approval to the formation of UIDAI on the recommendations of the Secretaries. For this, a separate office was notified with the core team of 15 officers under the protection of the Planning Commission on January 28, 2006.
After the recommendation of the Union Council of Ministers on July 2, 2009, the Government of India recruited the appointment of Cabinet Minister of Nandan M Nilekadi as Chairman of UIDAI for five years. After this, the role of UIDAI continued to grow.
UIDAI has collected statistics at many levels. Information about biometric identification, such as fingerprints and eye dolly of people, was collected.
A big campaign was launched across the country for this. UIDAI released the first base number to Nandore, resident of Maharashtra on September 30, 2010.
During 2013, UIDAI issued 29 million 10 million Aadhaar cards every month, an average of about 2.5 crore.
In 2014, this work got faster. Aadhaar cards have been issued to more than 122 crore people in the country.
UIDAI has been granted statutory status as per the Aadhar Act 2016. Since July 12, 2016, this institution has become statutory.
Conclusion: There have been questions arising out of the details of the figures related to the Aadhaar numbers for the last several years and the hearing of the lawsuits on the issue of inadmissibility and security of the base is going on in the Supreme Court. The issuing agency, UIDAI, has added the above linked security links in its system. For the last few years, the authority has adopted this innovative technique of face recognition to deal with issues related to the base insecurity associated with it and the problems arising from it. Now it will be seen that after the virtual ID, after the new identity of face recognition is implemented, the ‘base’ Whether people’s fears are safe or not, is it? Apart from this, there is still a satisfactory solution to the many issues related to arrangement of Aadhaar numbers in the form of identity and security as well as the identity number. There are still no rules for data protection law or safety in the country, these concerns need to be seriously considered. However, on the data protection, the ray of hope is expected from the much anticipated report of Justice Srikrishna Committee’s Personal Data Protection Bill 2018, but it is yet to be ascertained that the database is 100% safe. These concerns need to be seriously considered. However, on the data protection, the ray of hope is expected from the much anticipated report of Justice Srikrishna Committee’s Personal Data Protection Bill 2018, but it is yet to be ascertained that the database is 100% safe. These concerns need to be seriously considered. However, on the data protection, the ray of hope is expected from the much anticipated report of Justice Srikrishna Committee’s Personal Data Protection Bill 2018, but it is yet to be ascertained that the database is 100% safe.