Aadhaar Data News
Aadhaar still excludes homeless and transgender people from being enrolled: Study
An estimated 102 million people do not have Aadhaar, including 30 percent of India’s homeless population and more than a quarter of its third-gender citizens
SC rejects Centre's plea for re-verification of NRC data, directs govt to keep data secure; final list to be published on 31 Aug
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the Centre's plea for a further extension of the deadline to publish the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list in Assam, and also dismissed the request for re-verification.
Stolen Aadhaar data may have been used to remove voters from electoral roll: Report
Latest investigation finds that stolen data was allegedly being used to try and remove voters from electoral rolls,
Aadhaar data leak: Details of 7.82 cr Indians from AP and Telangana found on IT Grids' database
There have been around 30 FIRs that have been filed by the UIDAI since the introduction of the Aadhaar Act 2016.
Aadhaar authentication for bank accounts and SIM cards to be made optional
A cabinet note was moved during a winter session to make amendments to the Aadhaar Act-2016.
SC strikes down section 57 of Aadhaar Act: Humongous task to audit and erase data with private firms, say experts
The Supreme Court also said that Aadhaar data can't be shared with security agencies in the name of upholding national security and individuals too can complain about theft of their Aadhaar data.
UIDAI defends Aadhaar, hits back against rumours after 'inadvertent' Google act
UIDAI said that Google has already clarified that UIDAI's old contact number was added "inadvertently"
Aadhaar security: UIDAI has not conducted serious forensic audits for breaches
Security researchers will continue to show how vulnerable Aadhaar is until UIDAI acknowledges them.
SIM card operator replicates Aadhaar database using fingerprint photos
A SIM card operator was able to successfully forge fingerprints by downloading Aadhaar credentials
NCRB chief Ish Kumar suggests giving police limited access to Aadhaar data; Hansraj Ahir says home ministry will discuss it
Suggestions for allowing Aadhaar information sharing and amendments to the Identification of Prisoners Act would be discussed in the home ministry, Hansraj Ahir said.
There was no Supreme Court order mandating the linking of Aadhaar with mobile numbers, admits govt
The advocate representing UIDAI said that the mandatory Aadhaar-mobile number linking move was based on the Supreme Court's order to verify a mobile number.
Facebook-Cambridge Analytica row: Whether on FB or Aadhaar, societal need for privacy trumps the individual
The social value of privacy needs to be spotlighted for it urges us to look not only at the individual right over data, but the social benefits that we derive from its recognition.
Aadhaar faces yet another data leak allowing access to personal data to “all” enrolled in the system: Report
As data security, cybersecurity and user data privacy take centre stage of discussion, a new report has emerged detailing a major data leak in Aadhaar.
Harish Khare resigns as editor-in-chief of The Tribune, newspaper which reported breach in Aadhaar data
The editor-in-chief of The Tribune, Harish Khare, resigned from his post on Thursday, according to media reports.
Aadhaar hearing: Kapil Sibal uses Narendra Modi's Davos speech in Supreme Court to assail Centre's scheme
The Mamta Banerjee government was putting forth its arguments before a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra which is hearing a clutch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar scheme and the enabling 2016 law.
Ravi Shankar Prasad says he will "get the entire facts" about Facebook's Aadhaar 'test'
Ravi Shankar Prasad also said that the government is going to bring very soon a data protection law
No plans to make Aadhaar mandatory for booking air tickets: Centre tells MPs
The government has no plans to make Aadhaar number mandatory for booking air tickets
Department of Technology guidelines provide clarity on Aadhaar data protection, but implementation is a concern
While the new MEITY guidelines provide clarity to a lot of questions being asked on data protection under the Aadhaar Act, concerns with the effective implementation of these guidelines remain.
PAN-Aadhaar linking: Here's what you can do in case details are not matching
If the linking is not done, PAN of the person will be invalidated and it will be assumed that the person has not applied for PAN.
A simple Google search delivers databases with Aadhaar numbers, but Aadhaar is not compromised
The biometric Aadhaar data is stored in a Central Identities Data Repository, which is adequately secured according to the latest security standards.