Wednesday marked a significant milestone for the world’s largest biometric ID system, India’s Aadhaar program. When the program launched in 2009, India set out to achieve a world-first: giving every citizen a unique, biometrically-verifiable identification number. Those biometrics (iris scans and fingerprint records) would be linked to a person’s Aadhaar number, which would in turn…

via India Has Been Collecting Eye Scans and Fingerprint Records From Every Citizen. Here’s What to Know — TIME

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