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No Breach of Aadhaar Data, Insists UIDAI After Reports of Hacking

The authority urged residents to not disclose their Aadhaar number to any unauthorised or unknown websites or apps.

Uday Singh Rana | News18.com

Updated:August 4, 2017, 2:16 PM IST
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New Delhi: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has junked rumours that Aadhaar data was breached after reports emerged that a Bengaluru-based techie had managed to hack the database.

“During the last few days, some news items have appeared in a section of print and social media regarding the alleged leakage / unauthorised access of Aadhaar data through an app developed by an individual based in Bengaluru. The UIDAI has carefully gone into the matter and would like to inform and reassure public that there is no breach of any Aadhaar data and compromise of individual’s privacy and security in this case,” a statement from the UIDAI read.

It added, “As far as the said app is concerned, it was trying to provide Aadhaar verification to the residents based upon their own consent. After an enquiry into this matter by UIDAI, it was found that the residents were using this app. to download their own demographic data after giving their consent through OTP received on their own Aadhaar linked mobiles. In other words, residents were downloading their own demographic data such as name, address, gender etc through this app. Hence, alleged privacy violations reported in some section of media is not true as no one could get data of any other person through this app.”

The authority urged residents to not disclose their Aadhaar number to any unauthorised or unknown websites or apps.

“The residents should share or provide their Aadhaar numbers only to the official government sites, authorised agencies, banks, and telecom companies and other service providers after doing due diligence and verifying the authenticity of such sites. In case of any doubt, the residents seek the help of UIDAI helpline, 1947 or help@uidai.gov.in to reaffirm whether the website or app is authorised or not.”

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