[bestbits] Privacy : Why are private business operators empowered to insist on biometrics?
isolatednet at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 08:06:27 EST 2017
On Dec 5, 2017 6:32 PM, "Sivasubramanian M" <isolatednet at gmail.com> wrote:
> Might be happening everywhere. In this instance, Airtel, one of India's
> Telecom operators requires all subscribers to bring their National Id cards
> to their premises and present biometrics to them for 'verification'. Where
> is this leading to ? (See the image in the forwarded mail below that says,
> "visit the nearest Airtel store with your Id (Aadhar), give your
> Sivasubramanian M
> Internet Society India Chennai.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "Airtel" <impinfo at mailer.airtel.com>
> Date: Dec 5, 2017 6:00 PM
> Subject: Important- Verify your Airtel Mobile with Aadhaar!
> To: <isolatednet at gmail.com>
> As per the directive from Govt. of India, it is mandatory to verify your
> mobile number with Aadhaar before 6-Feb-2018. Please follow below mentioned
> steps to complete the verification for your Airtel Mobile 9952403099
> Visit the nearest * Airtel Store *
> Share Aadhaar number with our executive to update
> Give your fingerprints for biometric verification
> Confirm the OTP sent on your number
> Done! Your Aadhaar is linked
> For Airtel Store details, click www.airtel.in/store
> <http://oemm2.airtel.com/r.html?uid=1.bl.27rba.wk.3z5g4qdp08> or *SMS
> STORE <Area PIN Code>* to *121*
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