How To Lock, Unlock Aadhaar Card Biometric Details

The Aadhaar Biometric locking system enables users to lock and temporarily unlock their biometrics. “This is to protect privacy and confidentiality of resident’s biometrics Data,” the UIDAI said.


Did you know you can actually lock the biometrics-related information associated with your Aadhaar card? The UIDAI or Unique Identification Authority of India, the issuer of the 12-digit identity number – also known as the Unique Identity Number or UID, has come out with a set of instructions on how you can lock this information. Biometrics are fingerprints and iris data used for Aadhaar authentication. Sharing the various steps in the biometrics locking process in a video shared on Twitter, the UIDAI said: “If you do not intend to use your biometrics in near future, you can lock your biometrics.” This can be done using a tool given on the UIDAI website – uidai.gov.in.

The Aadhaar Biometric locking system enables users to lock and temporarily unlock their biometrics. “This is to protect privacy and confidentiality of resident’s biometrics Data,” the UIDAI added on its website. Once locked, the use of biometrics for authentication is restricted against any attempt to authenticate the it, “thus preventing potential misuse”, according to the UIDAI.


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How to lock your Aadhaar card biometrics:

Once you are on the UIDAI website, find and click on the ‘Lock/Unlock Biometrics’ link under the Aadhaar Services section. This link leads to a separate page titled Lock/Unlock Biometrics’.


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