Across industries, Aadhaar is going to disrupt business processes, jolt incumbents and reshape competitive dynamics
Rohin Dharmakumar, Ashish K. Mishra
The mandatory need for Aadhaar is no more a what-if scenario. It is only a question of when. That time is upon us
The impact of Aadhaar will be felt across industries. From age-old sectors, like telecom and banking, to industries as new as financial technology
Native Aadhaar players who have planned ahead and are using it as a strategic tool, core to their business, will have the edge over incumbents
The questions around privacy issues, rights of citizens and the government’s ability to carry out extensive surveillance using Aadhaar will only grow louder
A 12-digit randomly generated number is going to upend business in India. Aadhaar, India’s unique ID project, is already the world’s largest ID system with over 1.12 billion members.
Aadhaar wins over the multitude of unique IDs that already existed because of its requirement to collect the biometrics of the enrolling members (photograph, fingerprints and iris scan), which it uses to ‘de-duplicate’ them against existing members. Thus, every Aadhaar ID is in theory designed to be unique.
Notwithstanding multiple pending and ongoing cases against its very existence in the Supreme…
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