Mobile operators ask UIDAI to defer Sept 15 deadline for face authentication rollout
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Mobile operators ask UIDAI to defer Sept 15 deadline for face authentication rollout

Barely hours to go before the September 15 deadline comes into play, mobile operators have sought more time to implement the UIDAI-mandated face authentication feature, citing non-preparedness of biometric device makers. The operators under the ambit of Apex Advisory Council for Telecom in India (ACT) have said that the date of implementation of face authentication should be at least two months from the date that the device ecosystem is ready, and till such time no penalty should be levied. ...in the absence of device ecosystem being completely ready, telecom service providers would not be able to comply with the instructions of the UIDAI within the defined timelines and our members have conveyed the same in the meetings held on August 31, 2018 and September 10, 2018, the forum said in a letter to UIDAI Friday. The operators have argued that the first move towards implementation of face authentication is required to be done by the device vendors since they are the ones who have to ..

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