News: Report and Re-posts
Showcasing impressive technology and data security behind Aadhaar
Amidst political news of the recent compromise between NPR and UID, The Hindu, The Times of India, The Indian Express and India Today published more detailed reviews of the technology behind the UID project. The Indian Express and India Today describe the security measures behind the project.
Note: The India Today article seems to miss the crux of Home Ministry's security concern. The Ministry is concerned about absence of government official at enrolment time - to verify the proof documents and data entered into the system. The ministry maintains that it can not rely on the integrity of the private firm collecting the data. The ministry did not ever express concern about the data once it was collected.
We are looking forward to such detailed information on the NPR project too.
UID: An unparalleled exercise
This is certainly the mother of all government projects. So massive is the unique identification (UID) project's scale that many around the world are watching closely to see whether it can meet its objectives.
>> Read the complete article at The Times of India
Spawning identities in packets
Aadhaar's Open architecture averts vendor lock-ins, reduces project costs
>> Read the complete article at The Hindu
Digital fortress, ‘demilitarised zone’ at UIDAI data centre
Inside a non-descript building in the eastern part of Bangalore stands a server farm, a cluster of computers. It is a building without a sign and visitors are strictly forbidden. In this building sits the data centre of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
>> Read the complete article at The Indian Express
UIDAI report dispels data safety doubt
A latest report of the UIDAI demolishes the home ministry's argument that the biometric data collected by it could be misused or leaked. In the 23-page report, the UIDAI has claimed the data cannot be accessed even by the operator, enrolling agency or the multiple registrars engaged in the exercise.
>> Read the complete article at India Today