Government’s Recommendation to Smartphone Makers to nnclude Iris and Fingerprint Scanner Feature

The DeITY has reportedly recommended mobile phone makers to add such features as scanning of the iris and fingerprint to their smartphones, in order to make the mission of Digital India more meaningful.  Iris scanning in mobiles is already been used by mobile making companies such as Samsung and TCL in Galaxy Tab Iris and T500L models, respectively.fingerprint

The Aadhar database integration with mobile phones to enable transactions to be authenticated fast and in a safe manner was recommended by the government in July this year. But the concerns with regard to privacy and leakage of data issues have to be looked into and addressed before taking any policy measures.

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