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Aadhaar information leaks online


This may be the first leak of Aadhaar information online, that make the privacy of many hang in the air. More and big should come in the upcoming time.

Privacy is a fundamental human right, and has been declared so by the United Nations.

Dhoni Aadhaar Data Leaked

A twitter post popped up with Dhoni’s Aadhaar page screen shot and his photo of enrolling

Dhoni Aadhaar detail leaked

After former Cricketer Dhonis wife Sakshi raised privacy issues over details of the cricketers Aadhaar card being leaked on Twitter and brought it attention of , Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Thanks for bringing this to my notice. Sharing personal information is illegal. Serious action will be taken against this - Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, tweeted.

Following this the UIDAI has now been blacklisted SC e-governance Services India Ltd for a period of 10 years C.

If you say this is not a leak, but just a mistake done by one individual.

Continue reading, to see your Aadhaar data in Google search.

Aadhaar leaked online, you can search it with Google

I am convinced Aadhaar, is one of the biggest security/privacy hole, checkout this Medium article, it list most important flaws in the Aadhaar card.

The Aadhaar databases are available on Google searches for strings such as

aadhaar name filetype:xls -uidai

[or]

passport name filetype:xls

[or]

aadhaar name filetype:xls inurl:gov.in -uidai

The first search will deliver databases with passport details from Google, and the second with databases which contain Aadhaar numbers.

The personal data involved includes beneficiary name, address, gender, family details, Aadhaar number and bank details (account number, IFSC code), contact number, etc.

More the data is linked to Aadhaar, more are the changes of exposure.

One particular state government, that administers a national welfare scheme for minors, has published the names, addresses, genders, religion, caste and bank account details (account number and IFSC code) for hundreds of minors.

Yet another state government department has available online a list of “trainees” that includes personal details such as caste, gender and religion.

Another particularly troubling case includes a state government publishing a Microsoft Excel sheet that contains the Aadhaar card and bank account details of over 1 lakh state residents who are part of a social development programme initiative.

The most important leaks are from Central and State Govt

Someone else is pushing

Congress created Aadhaar, BJP opposed it. But now BJP pushes it everywhere.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has admitted that Aadhaar was a great initiative of the previous UPA government

I suspect third country has its hand, read this article you will get what I am thinking. Every where around the globle there are some who despritly need of our personal data, may be its India or US or else, the rule is same.

Aadhar Access

  • http://bridge.aadhaarconnect.com/
  • http://bridge.aadhaarconnect.com/resources.html
  • https://authportal.uidai.gov.in/web/uidai/developer

Conclusion

Since its inception, Aadhaar has been criticised as a project which violates privacy. India does not have a law on privacy. In fact, then chairman of UIDAI, Nandan Nilekani, wrote to the Prime Minister as early as in May 2010 suggesting that there was a need to have a data protection and privacy law.

Now it will be very easy to put you behind the bars, with only meta data, like you made N number of call to this number without knowing the content, no one may care what you spoke over the call.

“The average busy professional in this country wakes up in the morning, goes to work, comes home, takes care of personal and family obligations, and then goes to sleep, unaware that he or she likely committed several federal crimes that day.” — Harvey Silverglate

It may be easy and convinent, but use Aadhar less as possible. Most of the time avoid it.

hope for the best and prepare for the worst - British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli

also he said

Despair is the conclusion of fools. — Benjamin Disraeli in 1883

Finaly If are kind saying I don’t care about privacy

“Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.” — Edward Snowden


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