Sharad Sharma, prominent angel investor and founder of iSpirt apologised in an open letter admitting to being the man behind the pro-Aadhaar troll accounts on Twitter
In a precursor to initiating a probe into the matter, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) also wants CIS to clarify just how much of such "sensitive data" are still with it or anyone else.
"The data in the Aadhaar servers is in the encrypted form. You cannot do anything with that information, which is in an encrypted form. Aadhaar main systems, which are really so very well-designed and robustly designed that there is no concern about security in Aadhaar," UIDAI chairman J Satyanarayana said.
The weakest coverage group is under five years with coverage below 50 percent. On the contrary, between 5-18 years age group has he highest coverage at 90 percent.
Police have arrested Saddam Hussain Mansuri, 25, who runs an Aadhaar card registration centre in Mandal town.The accused had allegedly uploaded a blurred picture of Laden along with other details.
Airports argue an Aadhaar-enabled system will help increase throughput at airports, improve security and provide a seamless experience to the customer.
A research report by The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) India suggests a startling 130-135 million Aadhaar numbers and 100 million bank accounts could have been made public by 4 government portals.
Puma will leverage ShopX's digital offline model to scale up its footwear business and help it establish presence in over 1,500 retail outlets in tier II markets, ShopX said in a statement.
The UIDAI has blacklisted or suspended around 1,000 operators while FIRs have been filed against 20 individuals in the last three months for malpractices such as charging for Aadhaar enrolment.
Refuting allegations questioning the data's security, Ajay Bhushan Pandey, UIDAI CEO said that the data with UIDAI is fully safe and secure
'DigiLocker', an initiative of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), is a repository platform for issuance, verification and storage of digital certificates and documents on cloud.
Disgruntled Aadhaar applicants have been flocking to Twitter to air grievances. Unfortunately, however, their tweets to @Aadhaar are not reaching the intended recipient.
Cricketer MS Dhoni's Aadhaar card details were leaked; wife Sakshi Dhoni hits out at the lapse.
In a complaint given by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to the Delhi Crime Branch, it has been alleged that “a single person with the same parameters of biometric information has got himself enrolled under two different identities”.
The Supreme Court and government seem to be at loggerheads once again, this time on the usage of Aadhaar cards.
According to the directive, any number which doesn’t have e-KYC will be considered illegal after February 6, 2018.
Dismissing reports of misuse of biometrics data, the government today said Aadhaar-based authentication is "fully safe and secure".
Axis Bank expects the ban on Aadhaar based transaction to be lifted soon. The bank awaits the investigation report from Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Aadhaar biometric data breach in couple of days.
In a report to UIDAI, the three parties said that about 3-4 accounts were affected but no financial loss was incurred.
The IT ministry and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has instructed all banks to move to Aadhaar Pay platform by March end.
The 12-digit Aadhaar number may soon be a payment address for sending and receiving money irrespective of linking the unique ID to a bank account. IndiaPost, which plans to roll out full-fledged payments bank in September, plans to introduce a solution to make Aadhaar a payment address which can work with or without a bank account.
UIDAI today cautioned against unscrupulous entities charging anywhere between Rs 50-200 for a plastic Aadhaar card and emphasised that paper printed Aadhaar is "perfectly valid" and there is no concept such as smart or plastic card.
UIDAI is expected to make it compulsory, in next 4-5 months, for all biometric devices using Aadhaar authentication to embed Aadhaar encryption key into the device at the time of manufacturing.
In a bid to promote Aadhaar-based payment system, especially in rural pockets, UIDAI has favoured "incentives" for shopkeepers using the biometric mode for digital transactions, in line with commission given by banks to Business Correspondents.
Aadhaar Pay, launched by the government today, has been developed by IDFC Bank in association with Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the bank said in a statement.