Amendments and Ordinances: eKYC is Dead (Long Live eKYC?)

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Just as we thought February 2019 was going to be a slow month for privacy and profiling laws in India, this Press Release, published at 10:34 p.m. on the very last day of the month, changed things around completely! If you follow this space closely, you know by now that the Press Release announced the … Continue reading Amendments and Ordinances: eKYC is Dead (Long Live eKYC?)

What They Talk About When They Talk About ‘QR Code Verification’ or ‘Paperless Aadhaar KYC’

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So it’s been a little over a month since the Supreme Court issued the Aadhaar judgment. The rumour mills have been going overboard about the future of Aadhaar and KYC. Regulated private entities have been hankering after their respective regulators to continue to allow paperless alternatives to Aadhaar-based eKYC so that customer on-boarding time and … Continue reading What They Talk About When They Talk About ‘QR Code Verification’ or ‘Paperless Aadhaar KYC’

The 500 Million Mobiles Question: KYC Kaise Karein?

The past couple of days have been near-heartstoppers for nearly half of India’s mobile phone subscribers - two days ago, a news story in The Times of India (this one) did the rounds, telling us that: “There could be a fresh KYC headache for over 50 crore mobile connections, or almost half of India's phone … Continue reading The 500 Million Mobiles Question: KYC Kaise Karein?