About the Book


India is the largest democracy in the world. With the second largest population in the world, India has also increasingly engaged the attention of stakeholders. India has also done some trail blazing work in the area of national identity system based on biometric environment. The Indian national biometric identity system known as Aadhaar promises to leap frog to the next level of growth, given the recent developments in legal frameworks pertaining to the same.

The Parliament of India has passed the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016. The said Aadhaar law not only provides legality to the concept of Aadhaar Number but also to the concept of authentication based on Aadhaar Number.

This eBook aims to examine the legalities pertaining to Indian national biometric identity project and its use for authenticating identity of individual Aadhaar Number holders. This eBook further aims to look at how the existing law has provided legal frameworks for granting legality to the authentication process and its various nuances concerning the use of Aadhaar Number, for the purposes of identifying the real identity of Aadhaar Number.

This eBook further aim to look at how the legal frameworks pertaining to authentication of identity of Aadhaar Number holder will be a game changer in terms of its massive growth. The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 aims to provide the requisite enabling legal frameworks that not only grant legality to various aspects pertaining to national biometric identity system but also aims to empower stakeholders to use national biometric identity system for variety of electronic governance and corporate purposes.

This eBook aims to collate the relevant information pertaining to legalities as also legal and policy issues pertaining to authentication of identity of Aadhaar Number holder using the national biometric identity system.

It will be interesting to see how this area of biometric identity jurisprudence is going to evolve and how India sets an example for the world to follow in this regard.

This eBook is an absolute must for all law students and other stakeholders who want to understand and know about the emerging jurisprudence pertaining to biometric identity system in India.

This eBook is authored by Pavan Duggal (, Asia’s and India’s foremost expert on Cyberlaw and Mobile Law, who has been acknowledged as one of the top four cyber lawyers of the world. This eBook’s Author runs his niche law firm Pavan Duggal Associates, Advocates ( which is working on all aspects concerning technology and the law.

© Pavan Duggal, 2016

Publication Year: 2016
Format: eBook
Length: 68
eBook Price: $9.99
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