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UIDAI introduces new two-layer security system to improve Aadhaar privacy

UIDAI introduces new two-layer security system to improve Aadhaar privacy

Finance
To strengthen safety and security of Aadhaar holders, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) today introduced new layers of security of Virtual and limited Know Your Customer (KYC) to improve privacy. According to a ET Now report, the authority has introduced virtual ID for Aadhaar holders to use instead of Aadhaar number. Virtual ID will be used to avoid any need to share Aadhaar number at the time of authentication. Virtual ID will be 16 digit randomly-generated virtual number, which will be used for authentication instead of Aadhaar number. It will not be possible to locate your Aadhaar based on your virtual id. All agencies will migrate to the new system by June 1. Besides Virtual ID, the agency has also introduced limited KYC facility. Limited KYC will provid...
Google DeepMind NHS medical trial broke UK privacy law

Google DeepMind NHS medical trial broke UK privacy law

Technology
A UK hospital did not do enough to protect the privacy of patients when it shared data with Google, the UK's Information Commission (ICO) has ruled.The ICO censured the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust about data handed over during trials of a novel way to detect kidney injuries.Among other failings, the ICO said the hospital did not tell patients enough about the way their data was used.The trust said it would tackle "shortcomings" in its data-handling.Privacy impactDetails on about 1.6 million patients was provided to Google's DeepMind division during the early stages of the medical trial last year. The information was used to develop and refine an alert, diagnosis and detection system that can spot when patients are at risk of developing acute kidney injury (AKI). The result of the trial...