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UIDAI stops eKYC and authentication services, creates problems for fintech companies

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Jitendra Gupta, founder of Citrus Pay and MD, PayU India, an online payments service, tweeted that KUAs and sub-KUAs were not being allowed validations. Fintech businesses depending on Aadhaar were left scrambling. KUA stands for e-KYC user agencies - as opposed to AUAs which are authentication user agencies and they refer to the types of authentication access allowed by the UIDAI to Aadhaar data. https://twitter.com/guptajiten/status/981385433849450497?s=19 When MediaNama spoke with Mr. Gupta, he clarified that he had meant to say AUA. He told us that the authentications had been stopped since yesterday. The UIDAI confirmed it to him without providing an explanation. However, their AUA partner for authentications was informed that the service would remain suspended till the conclusion of the case in the Supreme Court. They work with Khosla labs through Signzy. (MediaNama: It is likely that he meant KUA, as mentioned…

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