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UIDAI advises people to take precautions while sharing Aadhaar details online

UIDAI Asked People To Not Get Carried Away With Any News Appearing On Any Social Media Platform On Aadhaar PDF Being Available On Google Search.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Abhishek Ranjit | Updated on: 17 Mar 2018, 11:07:05 PM
UIDAI advises people to take precautions while sharing Aadhaar details online (Source- PTI)

New Delhi:

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Saturday advised people to take proper precautions while sharing their personal information including Aadhaar to any service provider or vendor. 

The UIDAI in a series of tweets confirmed that the personal details of the citizens are safe and secure. The statutory authority asked the people to not get confused with some news on social media platforms.

The clarification comes after social media was flooded with rumours that Aadhaar PDF has been made available on the internet. The rumour had created panic among the people who believed someone could breach their details by searching Mera Aadhaar, Meri Pehchan on Google.

Here are the things which UIDAI mentioned about Aadhaar’s security on Twitter.

''People should not get carried away or confused with any news appearing on any social media platform on Aadhaar PDF being available on Google search'', as per the UIDAI statement.

''Such news are planned to spread misinformation on India's robust identity system – Aadhaar. They are intentional and irresponsible acts of some unscrupulous elements'', UIADI mentioned on Twitter.

These rumours are far from the reality as none of the Aadhar cards shown are taken from UIDAI database, as per the statement.

People should take precautions when they put their details on internet in any digital activity.

Publishing or posting the Aadhaar cards will have no bearing on UIDAI or the security of Aadhaar.

Even if any person knows someone’s Aadhaar, he/she can’t impersonate the person. Aadhar alone is not sufficient, as it requires biometrics to authenticate the person’s identity.

Even though Aadhaar has to be shared with others, it should be protected so as to ensure privacy of the person, said a UIDAI statement.

One can sue a person for civil damages if he/she unauthorisedly publishes someone’s Aadhaar card, bank account or mobile number.

''Aadhaar is safe and secure and there has been no breach from the biometric database during the last eight years of its existence'', the UIDAI statement read.

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First Published : 17 Mar 2018, 10:05:33 PM

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