UIDAI quashes on the safety and security of the Aadhaar data!

The Unique Identification Authority of India UIDAI on March 5th, 2017 has made a declaration that the safety and security of the individuals enrolling using the Aadhar card will be taken care of. Such an attempt was perhaps needed in order to safeguard the misuse of the biometric data while using the Aadhaar card identification.  Previously there were cases where the data of the Aadhaar was misused and was creating a parallel database. To avoid such misuse further, the UIDAI made such attempt and ensures the safety and security of the Aadhaar data.

Safety and security of individual’s Aadhaar data:

The Electronics and the IT ministry in a recent statement said, “It is an isolated case of an employee working with a bank’s Business Correspondent’s company making an attempt to misuse his own biometrics which was detached by the UIDAI internal security system and subsequent actions under the Aadhaar Act have been initiated.” Go to my blog The information on the Aadhaar card can be easily misused in various prints a social media. In the past few days, there were many cases seen of misuse of biometric, breach of privacy and creation of a parallel database and more. Talking the matter seriously, the UIDAI has finally made an attempt with no breach to UIDAI database of the Aadhaar data and now the personal details of the individuals will remain safe and secured.

However, any unauthorized captive of the fingerprints or data, storage of replay of any of the biometrics data of the individuals or any sort of misuse is likely to be a criminal offense under the Aadhaar Act. On the other side, the UIDAI is also engaged in updating its security parameters and now is also working on the new threats related to the cyber world. The UIDAI plans to register the devices for capturing biometric data and later on after registering, all the data will be encrypted at the point of getting captured automatically. All those who worry about being secured with their personal details on Aadhaar card can now be tension free as the safety and security of the Aadhaar data is taken care of.

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Sydney Ritter is the Managing Editor at the Mesa Legend and a communications major at Arizona State University. She has been working for the Legend since 2016 as a reporter before taking over as News Editor and has spent her last two years as the Managing Editor.

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