NEW DELHI: Ahead of crucial hearings in the Supreme Court on the Aadhaar project, the government has brought out a set of new regulations to take care of the data security and privacy concerns around the project as well as address the political concerns that people could be denied benefits for the want of an Aadhaar.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), as per a set of five new regulations accessed by ET, will set up an online system for an Aadhaar number holder to “lock” his biometrics for a specific duration or permanently, and unlock it temporarily when needed for biometric authentication to get a service.
Further, an Aadhaar number holder shall have the right to access his authentication records online – like how many times he has used Aadhaar and for what. For highvalue transactions, entities can use “multi-factor authentication” like combination of fingerprintiris matching and One-Time-Password to eliminate any chance of fraud.
All requesting entities and authentication service agencies shall have their servers used for Aadhaar authentication and routing to Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) to be located within data centers “located in India”, the regulations accessed by ET say.