1. UIDAI chairman J Satyanarayana sets at rest concerns on Aadhaar security

UIDAI chairman J Satyanarayana sets at rest concerns on Aadhaar security

UIDAI chairman J. Satyanarayana claimed that Aadhaar Act and the regulations were also designed to ensure security and privacy of the data.

By: | Hyderabad | Published: June 1, 2017 5:27 PM
UIDAI, UIDAI chairman, Aadhaar security, Hyderabad, Unique Identification Authority of India, J Satyanarayana, concerns about aadhaar security, privacy of Aadhaar data UIDAI chairman was speaking at function here to launch ‘T-Wallet’, the official e-wallet of the Telangana government for digital payments.(Reuters)

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chairman J. Satyanarayana on Thursday set at rest the concerns about security and privacy of Aadhaar data. “Concerns about security and privacy can be totally set at rest because the very architecture is designed for security and privacy,” he said.

He claimed that Aadhaar Act and the regulations were also designed to ensure security and privacy of the data. Satyanarayana was speaking at function here to launch ‘T-Wallet’, the official e-wallet of the Telangana government for digital payments.

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UIDAI chairman said there was no need for any worry over security and privacy of Aadhaar. “As citizens of this country we need not be worried about this. How best to utilise and take advantage of this and make it more efficient and more productive should be our goal,” he said.

The official’s remark came amid concerns voiced over the security and privacy of data in the wake of a report by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) that Aadhaar numbers and personal information of about 135 million Indians may have been leaked from official portals.

Satyanarayana said the Aadhaar base was making a huge difference to the country as it was empowering people as single digital platform to prove identity. He said out of 128 crore population in the country, Aadhaar numbers had been issued to over 115 crore. Over 98 percent of the adult population has Aadhaar number.

“Cumulatively over 700 crore authentications have taken place. Almost 3 to 4 crore identifications are happening every day,” he said. Satyanarayana, who served as IT secretary in undivided Andhra Pradesh and launched many initiatives like electronic service delivery platform eSeva, complimented Telangana for launching the e-wallet. He described Aadhaar, mobile phones and banks as a powerful combination, saying a lot of development can happen around this.

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    Ram Sharma
    Jun 1, 2017 at 8:05 pm
    Aadhaar is undoubtedly the biggest scam in Indian history affecting the lives of more than 1 billion people. If the Modi regime really wanted to be above board, it should have first passed a comprehensive privacy & data security law BEFORE making Aadhaar mandatory. That it has not done so exposes the Modi's regime's hypocrisy about fairplay in governance. Governance by stealth has become the mantra.
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    shah tushar
    Jun 1, 2017 at 5:35 pm
    1. AADHAAR authentication does not work most of the time 2. AADHAAR biometrics can be stolen, printed and used for #AADHAAR pay 3. #AADHAAR does not work for NRIs, people outside India 4. AADHAR can not be generated if a person's fingerprint matches with someone else's with 60 probability. 5. Rogue government can deactivate your #AADHAAR blocking your gas, electricity, mo bile, bank account 6. AADHAAR works for p1kisatanis, bangladeshis 7. AADHAAR is blocking subsidies for millions of legitimate people 8. Take 10 lakh insurance for each #AADHAAR failur case or shut down shop
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    shah tushar
    Jun 1, 2017 at 5:33 pm
    AADHAAR authentication does not work most of the time AADHAAR biometrics can be stolen, printed and used for #AADHAAR pay #AADHAAR does not work for NRIs, people outside India AADHAR can not be generated if a person's fingerprint matches with someone else's with 60 probability. Rogue government can deactivate your #AADHAAR blocking your gas, electricity, mo bile, bank account AADHAAR works for p1kisatanis, bangladeshis Take 10 lakh insurance for each #AADHAAR failur case or shut down shop
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    shah tushar
    Jun 1, 2017 at 5:33 pm
    AADHAAR authentication does not work most of the time AADHAAR biometrics can be stolen, printed and used for #AADHAAR pay #AADHAAR does not work for NRIs, people outside India AADHAR can not be generated if a person's fingerprint matches with someone else's with 60 probability. Rogue government can deactivate your #AADHAAR blocking your gas, electricity, mo bile, bank account AADHAAR works for p1kisatanis, bangladeshis Take 10 lakh insurance for each #AADHAAR failure or shut down your shop
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