Around 200 websites are publically Exposed the AADHAAR Card’s information that contains More than 1 Billion Indian’s Personal Identity information such as names and addresses of some Aadhaar beneficiaries.
UIDAI is mandated to issue an easily verifiable 12 digit random number as Unique Identity as Aadhaar to all Residents of India.
This program wants each and every citizen to have a unique number which involves issuing an Aadhar number as well as one Aadhar card. This should also be linked to other key services like pension schemes or their bank accounts.
A Report from RTI, Said it was found that approximately 210 websites of a central government, state government departments including educational institutes were displaying the list of beneficiaries along with their name, address, other details and Aadhaar numbers for information of general public.
The UIDAI took note and got the Aadhaar data removed from the said websites, it said in reply to the RTI application.
“UIDAI has a well-designed, multi-layer approach robust security system in place and the same is being constantly upgraded to maintain the highest level of data security and integrity,” the RTI reply said.
“Various policies and procedures have been defined, these are reviewed and updated continually thereby appropriately controlling and monitoring any movement of people, material, and data in and out of UIDAI premises, particularly the data centres,” the UIDAI said.