Statutory definitions

Biometric information

“biometric information” means photograph, finger print, Iris scan, or such other biological attributes of an individual as may be specified by regulations;

“core biometric information” means finger print, Iris scan, or such other biological attribute of an individual as may be specified by regulations;

“authentication” means the process by which the Aadhaar number alongwith demographic information or biometric information of an individual is submitted to the Central Identities Data Repository for its verification and such Repository verifies the correctness, or the lack thereof, on the basis of information available with it;

30.  Biometric information deemed to be sensitive personal information. – The biometric information collected and stored in electronic form, in accordance with this Act and regulations made thereunder, shall be deemed to be “electronic record” and “sensitive personal data or information”, and the provisions contained in the Information Technology Act, 2000 and the rules made thereunder shall apply to such information, in addition to, and to the extent not in derogation of the provisions of this Act.
Explanation. – For the purposes of this section, the expressions-
(a) “electronic form” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (r) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Information Technology Act, 2000;

(b) “electronic record” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (t) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Information Technology Act, 2000;

(c) “sensitive personal data or information” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (iii) of the Explanation to section 43A of the Information Technology Act, 2000.


Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016

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