When Moneycontrol visited the parody account, it led to a caution page stating that the account is “temporarily restricted” because of some “unusual activity” from it
"Government is fully committed to freedom of Press as well as to maintaining security and sanctity of Aadhaar for India's development. FIR is against unknown," Prasad said on social media platform Twitter.
The upgraded version will reportedly allow Aadhaar-based payments and mandate recurring payment authorisation through an OTP (one-time password).
The agency had also sent a letter to the Editor in Chief of The Tribune, asking the paper and journalist to answer a couple of questions by January 8, which included proving there was a breach of biometric data.
The FIR has been filed against The Tribune newspaper, its reporter and the people who were mentioned by the reporter in the piece.
Banerjee in a Facebook post said she has been voicing her serious concern over the violation of privacy due to Aadhaar from the very beginning and had urged to ensure a "foolproof mechanism" to ensure security of data.
While the HRD Ministry has asked all universities to seek Aadhaar numbers from all employees and students to ensure there is no duplication, concerns have been raised about leakage of data.
Edward Snowden, the U.S. whistleblower, tweeted about the Aadhaar policy of India calling it ‘government abuse’, earlier today
Using the PayNEARBY mobile application on a smart phone, a retailer can become an Aadhaar ATM/Aadhaar Bank branch for cash withdrawals and deposits by a customer, Yes Bank said in a release.
The "case appears to be an instance of misuse," said the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which runs the biometric identity card scheme, the world's largest.
However, UIDAI says that mere leakage of Aadhaar number not a security concern and that citizens’ biometrics data is safe.
State-run telecom firm BSNL rolled out Aadhaar-based online verification of mobile connections for non-resident Indians, senior citizens above 70 years and physically challenged persons.
"The cabinet gave its nod to Aadhaar (Target Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016, which was passed by Parliament," Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra told reporters here yesterday.
Digital revolution will truly take place only when the infrastructure for mass public interaction areas like tolls, transit and retail are fully automated and digitized
The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), in a circular, said several meetings were held with Department of Financial Services in the finance ministry and APY service providers with reference to Aadhaar seeding and authentication in APY accounts.
Denial of information for the lack of Aadhaar card is a serious breach of right guaranteed under the RTI Act and amounts to harassment of the applicant, the Central Information Commission has said.
The 12-digit unique identity number was the talk of the town in 2017 and it will only grow further in the next year.
"Linking of Aadhaar with personal bank accounts is being done based on the amendments that have been effected in the Prevention of Money Laundering Rules 2005. Linking of Aadhaar with mobile number has been effected in pursuance of...Supreme Court order dated February 6, 2017," Minister for Electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.
The finance minister recalled that Nandan Nilekani gave a "forceful and persuasive" presentation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who decided to go ahead with it, soon after the NDA government came to power
Jaitley further said that the issue of 'right to privacy' was "hopefully" settled by the Supreme Court judgement.
The notification follows complaints of government grants, particularly LPG subsidy, being credited into the last account authenticated using national biometric ID, Aadhaar.
"Aadhaar enrolment which is being done on a continuous basis has reached 1.09 crore and the Aadhaar cards of 97 lakh residents have been generated so far," Secretary, Information Technology department, Saugat Biswas said at a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary B B Vyas here.
The MP said the Wikileaks had indicated that the CIA had allegedly accessed the sensitive biometric data from the Aadhaar card database.
In a reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs CR Chaudhary said the purpose of Aadhaar-based authentication of beneficiaries is to correctly identify the eligible beneficiaries under National Food Security Act.
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, however, said the rural development ministry had advised the states and union territories to explore the possibilities of using consent-based Aadhaar authentication for registration of properties under the provisions of the Registration Act, 1908.