Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDA) has introduced another feature for the identification process in the Aadhaar Card, as apart from with fingerprints and iris, a face authentication option will be incorporated in the “fusion”. The feature is reported to be activated from July 2018. It is another impressive feat for the security of the person and a measure in the process of authentication of people. UDAI has stated that, “At the time of Aadhaar enrolment, photo of the face of resident is also captured. To provide inclusive authentication, face photo can also be leveraged to verify the identity of a Aadhaar number holder.” If the person has a problem in identification through the finger prints and the iris options, they can simply opt for face authentication, which will mean they need to show their photo to the sensor and it will identify them.
There won’t be any need for people to provide a new photograph of themselves, since a photo that was taken of them when they first went to create their Aadhaar cards will be used for the process of authentication. It is also helpful that the people now have access to camera’s on their laptops and computers so that there won’t be any difficulty in the process. “Face authentication with liveness detection can be used as an additional factor to increase security.” UDAI also mentioned in the notification.
The security measures taken by the UDAI has been solid for now, building a fire wall to avoid being hacked so that people can rest assured that their identities won’t be stolen through the use of malignant technology. No will have to go to the Aadhar office to have their photographs taken, because the UDAI will be using modulators, that can sense subtle changes in the faces of the person and there is no error while authentication.