BIOMETRIC CONFIDENTIALITY, SECURITY & INDIAN LAW
In the year 2009, India started an experiment that was soon become a trailblazer. This was the Indian Aadhaar system or the Indian national biometric identity system. Under the said scheme, India initiated the process of collecting the biometric and demographic information of Indian residents, so that biometric identity consisting random Aadhaar Number could be granted to them.
This biometric identity ecosystem slowly started growing and today, India’s national biometric identity system is the biggest biometric identity system anywhere in the world. Meanwhile, India has come up with the new legal framework to govern the national biometric identity system. Indian legislation has been extremely concerned that biometric information being collected under the national biometric identity system, should be secure, protected as well as confidential. That is the reason why the law has come up with various statutory parameters to protect confidentiality and security of biometric information in India.
This eBook aims to examine the existing legal framework in India impacting the protection of confidentiality and security of biometric information stored, in India in the form of information resident or connected to the Aadhaar ecosystem.
In the year 2016, India enacted the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016. This Act has various provisions which have a direct impact upon protection and preservation of security and confidentiality of biometric information. This eBooks aims to analyze, by providing a detailed commentary, the salient features, parameters and elements of the relevant legal provisions under the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 which impact protection and preservation of confidentiality and security of biometric information. This eBook seeks to simplify the various legal nuances enshrined in the said legal provisions for understanding by all stakeholders.
This eBook would be of value to all stakeholders who are interested in knowing how the law in India has sought to protect the confidentiality and security of biometric information in the context of the Aadhaar ecosystem or the Indian national biometric identity system. It is expected that with the passage of time, there would be increased legal challenges and litigations which will further help develop and evolve the jurisprudence on the protection of confidentiality and security of biometric information in the context of the Aadhaar ecosystem in India.
This eBook is an absolute must for all law students and other stakeholders who want to understand and know about the emerging jurisprudence pertaining to biometric identity system in India.
This eBook is authored by Pavan Duggal (http://www.pavanduggal.com), Asia’s and India’s foremost expert on Cyberlaw and Mobile Law, who has been acknowledged as one of the top four cyber lawyers of the world. This eBook’s Author runs his niche law firm Pavan Duggal Associates, Advocates (http://pavanduggalassociates.com/) which is working on all aspects concerning technology and the law.
© Pavan Duggal, 2016