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Sri Lanka’s Unitary Digital Identity framework

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  • February 9, 2022
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Sri Lanka’s Unitary Digital Identity framework

Part of: Prelims and GS-II -International Relations

Context: India shall provide a grant to Sri Lanka to implement a ‘Unitary Digital Identity framework.

  • The framework is apparently modelled on the Aadhaar card.

Key takeaways 

  • Under the proposed Unitary Digital Identity Framework, the following features shall be introduced.
    • personal identity verification device based on biometric data
    • a digital tool that can represent the identities of individuals in cyberspace
    • the identification of individual identities that can be accurately verified in digital and physical environments by combining the two devices.

What is Aadhar number?

  • Aadhaar number is a 12-digit random number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to the residents of India after satisfying the verification process laid down by the Authority.
  • Any individual, irrespective of age and gender, who is a resident of India, may voluntarily enrol to obtain an Aadhaar number.
  • Person willing to enrol has to provide minimal demographic and biometric information during the enrolment process which is totally free of cost.
  • An individual needs to enrol for Aadhaar only once.
  • Legal Framework: The Parliament has passed the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Act, 2019 which allows voluntary use of Aadhaar as proof of identity

News Source: TH

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