Identification of the Aadhaar from face authentication

UIDAI to introduce ‘Face Authentication’ for Aadhaar from July 1, 2018

Question: From which date, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has decided to ensure identification of Aadhaar Card holder through Face Authentication (face recognition) technique?
(a) 1 March, 2018
(b) 1 April, 2018
(c) 1 May, 2018
(d) 1 July, 2018
Answer: (d)
Related Facts:

  • From July 1, 2018, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has decided to ensure identification of the Aadhaar Card holder through Facial Authentication (Face recognition) technology.
  • According to the UIDAI, it is to be used only in combination with existing options of biometric authentication such as fingerprint or iris scan.
  • Apart from the elderly, fingerprint or iris is not clear from some others, so there is a problem in their identification.
  • Such a technique will be used mainly to help them in such a situation.
  • India is that UIDAI has recently implemented virtual identification for security and privacy of Aadhar numbers.

Reference:
http://www.bgr.in/news/uidai-to-introduce-face-authentication-for-aadhaar-from-july-1-2018/
http://www.firstpost.com/tech/india/uidai-announces-aadhaar-facial-authentication-feature-to-be-launched-from-1-july-onwards-4303639.html
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/uidai-to-introduce-face-authentication/articleshow/62507140.cms
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/face-recognition-for-aadhaar-authentication-from-july-1-uidai/article10032814.ece

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