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Aadhaar does a double in biometrics

Aadhaar does a double in biometrics
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First Published: Wed, Apr 28 2010. 02 03 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Apr 28 2010. 02 03 PM IST
Long-standing debate over the biometrics Aadhaar will employ to identify those enrolled in the programme has come to an end with the release of the UIDAI’s official position on fingerprinting and retina scanning. Surprise, surprise -- they’re planning to utilize both. Why? Fingerprinting doesn’t work in under-15s, as their prints aren’t fully developed yet. And manual laborers who use their hands often see their prints completely rubbed away. Read it for details.
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First Published: Wed, Apr 28 2010. 02 03 PM IST