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#UID: 12 Parameters For India’s National ID; Audit Trail; Pilot

Speaking at the International Conference On "Spin-offs of Unique and National ID to Smartcards, RFID, Biometrics and eSecurity stakeholders" held in Delhi, R. Ramamurthy, Chairman of the Cyber Society of India said that the Universal Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had defined 12 parameters of data that will be used for India's Unique ID (UID). Ramamurthy later told MediaNama the following details that would be captured for the Unique ID - an individuals: -- Name -- UID Number -- Photograph -- Right Hand Forefinger Print -- Name of Father -- UID of Father -- Name of Mother -- UID of Mother -- Date of Birth -- Sex -- Place of Birth -- Address Of the parameters mentioned above, the only parameter that cannot be duplicated is the biometric one. The only way that can be broken is if the database is hacked and the fingerprint is replaced. The government is thus considering splitting the UID database into two sets of paramters - the primary database will be accessible on the Internet and used for access purposes and verification, while the secondly database is likely to be kept offline, and in multiple formats, and be used only if the primary data is in dispute. Secondary data could have multiple biometric features including Iris scan, hand geometry, and additional data including names of grandparents and greatgrandparents, because the hacker may not be aware of these things. Since the UID data is in digital form, it may be useful to include an email ID as an additional…

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Founder @ MediaNama. TED Fellow. Asia21 Fellow @ Asia Society. Co-founder SaveTheInternet.in and Internet Freedom Foundation. Advisory board @ CyberBRICS

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