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Aadhaar card verification for Skype users

Prime News, National, New Delhi, July  7: – Microsoft has introduced ‘Made for India’ Skype Lite app to prevent impersonation which allows users of the app to verify the caller’s identity online.

Jasmeen Nagpal of Microsoft said, with the latest updated version of Skype Lite Aadhar integration user can verify the other user’s identity online.

Skype Lite app feature can be particularly useful for making a call to an important business client or government representative.

By using Aadhar, both the persons can verify their identity at the beginning of the Skype Lite call to prevent impersonation fraud.

To confirm identity the users need to click on verify Aadhar identity, enter 12-digit Aadhar number and then authenticate with a one-time password sent via SMS, once validated user can share choose to share pre-selected Aadhar information with the other user to confirm identity.

Once users finished their speaking, both users can see the Aadhar verification captured as an event within the conversation.

All the conversation, Aadhar information and personal data will not be stored and securely encrypted; the Microsoft clarifies the concerns of data storage and misuse.

-(NAV, Inputs; Agencies)

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