In search of e-KYC 2.0: Aadhaar’s identity crisis
SC's ban on the use of Aadhaar by private firms has led to intense lobbying for alternatives. What shape will the solution take?
New Delhi: The weekend of 13 October was probably the longest weekend in Mr. A’s life. He was not able to sleep or focus on anything. His life had come to a standstill. The moment he was dreading had finally arrived. On 12 October (late Friday), the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had issued a circular to entities operating in the e-payments space to completely halt the use of Aadhaar e-KYC (electronic-know your customer).