The Unique Identification Authority of India or UIDAI has announced face authentication will be used more prominently from July 1.UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey has confirmed that “face authentication shall be available in fusion mode along with one more authentication factor like fingerprint/iris/OTP from July 1, 2018.” The UIDAI chief made the confirmation in a presentation to the Supreme Court last week.Face authentication technology, which will exist alongside the incumbent fingerprint authentication technology, will apparently help the elderly – or for that matter, anyone experiencing issues with the existing technology – have a seamless experience even as the said technology will add another layer of security to Aadhaar.The confirmation now comes at a time when Aadhaar is under fresh scrutiny after a ZDNet report, over the weekend, claimed a data leak on a system run by a state-owned utility company can potentially allow hackers to access private information of every Aadhaar holder in India.The data leak affects potentially every Indian citizen subscribed to the Aadhaar program, according to the report, exposing names, their unique 12-digit identity numbers, and also information about services they are connected to, such as their bank details.