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One big target?

One big target?
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First Published: Wed, May 19 2010. 12 42 AM IST
Updated: Wed, May 19 2010. 12 42 AM IST
One of the primary concerns regarding the physical implementation of UID was how on earth to continue using India’s many different types of biometric finger and eye scanners — and how to make them compatible.
With the soaring costs and day-to-day headaches of lugging biometric readers to far-flung areas of the country, Aadhaar officials instead decided to outsource their most ambitious project to date- a universal software programme that will work will all currently existing readers. But critics are worried that, once accessible through just one program, the biometric profiles of hundreds of millions of people will be sitting ducks for identity thieves.
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First Published: Wed, May 19 2010. 12 42 AM IST
More Topics: UID | Hackers | India | Biometrics | Finger scanners |