Biometrics

India’s Top Court Rules Massive Biometric Identity Database Legal

th-1NEW DELHI—India’s highest court ruled that the world’s largest biometric identification database doesn’t infringe on citizens’ privacy rights—but needs some new limitations. The country’s controversial Aadhaar program uses photos, finger and eye scans and has already signed up more than 1 billion people. It has sparked an intense global debate over how far a democracy should be able to go in collecting the personal data of its citizens and how that data can be used, shared and protected. Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling was a response to multiple challenges to the system……Read More