Biometric Confidentiality, Security & Indian Law
In the year 2009, India started an experiment that was soon become a trailblazer. This was the Indian Aadhaar system or the Indian national biometric identity system. Under the said scheme, India initiated the process of collecting the biometric and demographic information of Indian residents, so that biometric identity consisting random Aadhaar Number could be granted to them.
This biometric identity ecosystem slowly started growing and today, India’s national biometric identity system is the biggest biometric identity system anywhere in the world. Meanwhile, India has come up with the new legal framework to govern the national biometric identity system. Indian legislation has been extremely concerned that biometric information being collected under the national biometric identity system, should be secure, protected as well as confidential. That is the reason why the law has come up with various statutory parameters to protect confidentiality and security of biometric information in India.
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Biometric Crimes – Regulation In India
India has demonstrated to the world its unique working of its national biometric identity system, being the Aadhaar system. This is the system which has collated the biometric and demographic information of residents in India and has issued to residents, a random Aadhaar Number which can be used as proof of identity. However, given the significance and value of biometric information, it is but natural to expect that criminal activities would be targeted at such biometric information, by criminal elements. This eBook seeks to understand the various biometric crimes that have been defined, under the Indian law impacting biometric information.
It is pertinent to note that India has already put in place the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 which seeks to provide legal framework for regulating activities in the Aadhaar ecosystem. Various crimes impacting biometric and demographic information have been defined under the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016.
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