BIOMETRIC CRIMES -REGULATION IN INDIA
India has demonstrated to the world its unique working of its national biometric identity system, being the Aadhaar system. This is the system which has collated the biometric and demographic information of residents in India and has issued to residents, a random Aadhaar Number which can be used as proof of identity. However, given the significance and value of biometric information, it is but natural to expect that criminal activities would be targeted at such biometric information, by criminal elements. This eBook seeks to understand the various biometric crimes that have been defined, under the Indian law impacting biometric information.
It is pertinent to note that India has already put in place the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 which seeks to provide legal framework for regulating activities in the Aadhaar ecosystem. Various crimes impacting biometric and demographic information have been defined under the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016.
This eBook seeks to analyze the salient features of the various crimes, as defined in the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016, which impact biometric and demographic information. The understanding and examining of biometric crimes helps to understand the holistic perspectives and approach of the Indian legislature. This eBook seeks to analyze the legal regulation of biometric information related crimes and the various punishments accorded to the same in the Indian subcontinent. This eBook seeks to expose its users to the legal ramifications impacting crimes concerning biometric information in the Indian national biometric identity ecosystem.
This eBook should be of utility to every stakeholder in the Indian biometric identity ecosystem so as to understand the kind of activities against which criminal penalty has been stipulated under the law.
As time passes by, more and more cases would be registered, as biometric crimes as detailed under the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016. The law on biometric crimes in India will continue to evolve as these cases get decided by the courts of law.
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