About 1.6 Million Residents Aadhaar Details leak in Jharkhand.
Aadhaar details Leak: At the time when the Supreme Court is challenging the central government’s move to make Aadhaar mandatory, Aadhaar details including personal information of over a million residents was leaked online. As per the Hindustan Times report says that the information was published on a website run by the Jharkhand Directorate of Social Security.
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The Aadhaar details Leak:data was accidentally released due to a technical issue and anyone can access the data online by visiting the website, the data which included names, addresses and bank accounts of 1.6 million pension beneficiaries in Jharkhand.
Publishing aadhaar numbers of consumers is illegal According to Section 29 (4) of the Aadhaar Act, however there have been similar instances in the past. Just last month we saw Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Aadhaar data being compromised when a photo of his personal application form on a PC was openly posted on Twitter by CSC e-governance Services India Ltd. This led to Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) blacklisting the service provider for 10 years.
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The report by Hindustan Times says that officials of Jharkhand government already had a clue about the breach for a few days but did not take the matter seriously.
The Unique identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had recently raised concerns about the security of Aadhaar saying that the information on individuals enrolled by it is safe and secure.