Based on industry inputs, which was looking for digital KYC solution coming directly from the issuer of KYC, UIDAI developed another property in the form of e-KYC. While developing this UIDAI maintained the privacy of the individual, by sharing demographic data of an individual only along with photograph, after receiving explicit authorization (consent) from the concerned individual. UIDAI has established an ecosystem which ensures that a resident can digitally share the KYC with a registered service provider by authorizing UIDAI whenever he/she wanted to share his/her KYC with the service provider to avail a service in a secured manner compliant with the prevailing legal framework.
With the explicit consent / authorization by the resident, the Aadhaar e-KYC service provides an instant, electronic, non-repudiable proof of identity and proof of address along with date of birth and gender. In addition, it also provides the resident’s mobile number and email address to the service provider, which helps in further streamlining the process of service delivery.