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11 questions on Aadhaar and its misuse, answered by the UIDAI

11 questions on Aadhaar and its misuse, answered by the UIDAI

Finance
After a recent report exposed how access to the Aadhaar database could be bought on the internet only for Rs 500, a lot of concerns were expressed over the security of private data of citizens on the government portal. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had clarified that it was just a case of unauthorised access to the Aadhaar website and no biometric data was stolen. The incident led to a big debate over the security of Aadhaar database. There were a number of unanswered questions that created a lot of confusion among the people. Even as a five-judge Constitution Bench is hearing a crucial case on its validity, the UIDAI has issued detailed FAQs on the safety and security of the Aadhaar database. Below are the answers to all your doubts about Aadhaar: 1) UI...
UIDAI introduces new two-layer security system to improve Aadhaar privacy

UIDAI introduces new two-layer security system to improve Aadhaar privacy

Finance
To strengthen safety and security of Aadhaar holders, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) today introduced new layers of security of Virtual and limited Know Your Customer (KYC) to improve privacy. According to a ET Now report, the authority has introduced virtual ID for Aadhaar holders to use instead of Aadhaar number. Virtual ID will be used to avoid any need to share Aadhaar number at the time of authentication. Virtual ID will be 16 digit randomly-generated virtual number, which will be used for authentication instead of Aadhaar number. It will not be possible to locate your Aadhaar based on your virtual id. All agencies will migrate to the new system by June 1. Besides Virtual ID, the agency has also introduced limited KYC facility. Limited KYC will provid...