New Delhi: The core biometric info collected by the Distinctive Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) won’t be shared with anybody in anyway, knowledgeable the authority to the Allahabad Excessive Courtroom on Thursday. UIDAI collects biometric info of every India beneath the Aadhaar Act. UIDAI additionally stated that it doesn’t acquire biometric info based mostly on know-how, stands, or process appropriate for forensic functions.
UIDAI, in its affidavit filed in Delhi HC, said that core biometric info has been outlined in Part 2(J) of the Aadhaar Act to imply fingerprint, iris scan, or such different organic attribute of a person as could also be specified by Laws. “Subsequently, there’s a clear prohibition beneath the regulation in opposition to sharing or utilizing core biometrics for any cause in anyway” stated UIDAI, based on an ANI report.
This affidavit from UIDAI is available in response to a courtroom question in a 2018 theft and homicide case by which the prosecution sought sure biometric knowledge collected on the web site to be matched with the Aadhaar database.
“Biometric info is exclusive to a person and due to this fact is delicate info and must be protected to thwart any risk of misuse. As is obvious from the above-mentioned provisions, sharing of biometric info or using biometric info for any function apart from the era of the Aadhaar quantity and authentication beneath the Aadhaar Act is impermissible. Furthermore, no Aadhaar knowledge might be shared by any particular person or entity with any particular person or entity with out the consent of the resident for that specific function,” the affidavit learn, as talked about within the ANI report.
Explaining their stand additional, UIDAI additionally stated in its affidavit that even in any other case, the authority doesn’t acquire biometric info i.e. iris scans and fingerprints based mostly on applied sciences, requirements, or procedures appropriate for forensic functions, and due to this fact utilizing the biometric knowledge for random matching functions is probably not technologically possible and shall be past the purview of the Act.
“The Aadhaar know-how solely permits biometric authentications that are carried out on a 1:1 foundation for which it’s essential to have the Aadhaar variety of a person,” they stated, including the UIDAI doesn’t acquire biometric info i.e. iris scan and fingerprints based mostly on know-how, stands or process appropriate for forensic function. “
Subsequently, 1:N search of probability fingerprints and images with no Aadhaar quantity and no demographic particulars as requested by the Petitioner is just not solely past the mandate and scope of the UIDAI however can also be technologically unfeasible,” stated the reply copy.