Aadhaar data fully safe, secure: UIDAI

NEW DELHI
5 Mar 2017

Admitting to an instance of attempt to misuse biometrics data, the Unique identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Sunday said that the information on individuals enrolled by it is safe and secure. This clarification by the UIDAI, which administers the Aadhaar project, comes in the wake of recent reports of breach in the security of Aadhaar data, which were misused for creating parallel databases. "It is an isolated case of an employee working with a bank's Business Correspondent's company making an attempt to misuse his own biometrics which was detected by UIDAI internal security system and subsequently actions under the Aadhaar Act have been initiated," an Electronics and IT Ministry said in a statement here.