UIDAI Suspends e-KYC Licence of Airtel over Aadhaar misuse

Bharti-Airtel and Airtel Payments Bank are now temporarily barred from conducting Aadhaar-based SIM verification of mobile customers using the eKYC process. As well as opening new Payment Bank accounts by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). The UIDAI collects the data of the Indian citizens and allocates a unique number called as Aadhaar. One of its purposes is to get the faster verification by matching the previous bio-metric details instead of recollecting the bio-metric data for every single purpose. The UIDAI licenses the e-KYC key for the companies to verify the…

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