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OTF Exclusive UIDAI Introduces Virtual ID for Aadhaar Numbers

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UIDAI Introduces Virtual ID, Limited KYC to Address Aadhaar Privacy Concerns. The Virtual ID, which would be a random 16-digit number, together with biometrics of the user would give any authorized agency like a mobile company, limited details like name, address and photograph, which are enough for any verification, the UIDAI said.

Officials said a user can generate as many Virtual IDs as he or she wants. The older ID gets automatically cancelled once a fresh one is generated. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has also introduced the concept of 'limited KYC' under which it will only provide need-based or limited details of a user to an authorised agency that is providing a particular service, say, a telco. The Virtual ID will be a temporary and revocable 16 digit random number mapped to a person's Aadhaar number and the Aadhaar-issuing body will start accepting it from March 1, 2018. From June 1, 2018 it will be compulsory for all agencies that undertake authentication to accept the Virtual ID from their users.

"Aadhaar number holder can use Virtual ID in lieu of Aadhaar number whenever authentication or KYC services are performed. Authentication may be performed using the Virtual ID in a manner similar to using Aadhaar number"

Users can go to the UIDAI website to generate their virtual ID which will be valid for a defined period of time, or till the user decides to change it. They can give this Virtual ID to service agencies along with the fingerprint at the time of authentication. Since the system generated Virtual ID will be mapped to an individual's Aadhaar number itself at the back end, it will do away with the need for the user to share Aadhaar number for authentication.

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UIDAI finally debuts Aadhaar's Virtual ID feature

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched the beta version of the
virtual ID (VID) feature on Monday.

Residents can go to the UIDAI website and generate a VID number. The service providers will soon start accepting the VID number in lieu of the
Aadhaar number . The UIDAI has set a deadline of June for the full rollout of VIDs.

UIDAI finally debuts Aadhaar's Virtual ID feature - ETtech
 
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