Aadhaar, India’s Biometric, Unified Payment Interface and the India Stack: Technology at Scale for Development

When:
September 25, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
2017-09-25T17:30:00-04:00
2017-09-25T18:45:00-04:00
Where:
Emerson Hall 305
Emerson Hall
25 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
USA
Cost:
Free
Aadhaar, India’s Biometric, Unified Payment Interface and the India Stack: Technology at Scale for Development @ Emerson Hall 305 | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States

Aadhaar, India’s Biometric, Unified Payment Interface and the India Stack: Technology at Scale for Development

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 5:30-6:45PM

EMERSON HALL 305, 25 QUINCY STREET, CAMBRIDGE

NANDAN NILEKANI Former Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI); Non-Executive Chairman of Infosys

Discussant:

TARUN KHANNA Director, Harvard South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Nandan Nilekani is the former chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which implemented the Aadhaar project, India’s biometric ID that uses a 12-digit unique identification number. The seminar will discuss recent developments in the widespread acceptance of Aadhaar across India, development of new technologies that leverage the Aadhaar platform, as well as recent rulings by India’s Supreme Court regarding privacy as they pertain to Aadhaar.

Read a recent related FXB post by Elizabeth Donger and Ayesha Mehrota, Aadhar and Child Protection in India: Access for the Poorest Remains Elusive.

Read two posts on highlights of the FXB November 2015 conference on National IDs:
Benefits, Concerns Around National ID Systems by Amy Roeder;
Reflections on Harvard’s National ID Conference 2015 by Justin Hughes.