Sikri J asks for a note on Virtual IDs. Chandrachud J asks for a note showing that it is impossible for databases to be linked. ABP says he will provide the note.
ABP says that they need a central database to ensure deduplication. He says that you can't deduplicate with smart cards. He says that for uniqueness, you need one authorising +
ABP says that possibility of surveillance with Aadhaar is not there, because they don't keep any data that can be misused.
Sikri J says that in Singapore, it is mandated to have the smart card, but the information remains with the person.
ABP says that having too much information on the smart card is risky. It's frozen in time. If a new technology develops, you will have to be replace all cards.
Chandrachud J asks when the UIDAI began doing that.
CJI asks whether it is possible for UIDAI to access the information. ABP says yes.
ABP says it's not possible, because it stays within UIDAI's software.
ABP comes to success rates of biometric authentication.
ABP says it is lower for government because vested interests are spreading misinformation and the media is helping them.
ABP says that now they have developed face recognition technology which is even more accurate and will be rolled out soon.
AG says that the bench can decide which questions are appropriate. CJI says that's not needed. The bench is reassembling on Tuesday. ABP can submit written response on Tuesday.
AG says that nobody has been excluded.
KVV says that government's own data shows 88% success. 12% failure is too high. He repeats the request.