Fingerprint or Vanish: India’s Biometric Blackmail – Bitcoints


Published on April 20th, 2017 | by bitcoin


Fingerprint or Vanish: India’s Biometric Blackmail

Imagine not being allowed to travel or file your taxes, if you did not want to be tracked.

India has a unique identification scheme by the name of Aadhar, which collects the biometric and demographic details of citizens.

It is estimated that as of March 31, 2017, Aadhar enrolment is now at 99 percent of the population.
State kept biometric databases, which store critical demographic and biometric information are susceptible to hacking.

Another country which has a biometric project is Israel, where a lot of debate has been happening around the security of these data.


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