Aadhaar data leak: 210 govt websites publicly revealed citizens’ private details, reveals RTI query

Rohit KVN reports:

Even though the government has framed stringent rules to curb illegal access and displaying of Aadhaar details in public domain, a new report has emerged that the central and state-run websites have themselves blatantly leaked the private details of the Indian citizens who enrolled for Aadhaar.

In a Right to Information (RTI) query, Aadhaar generator body Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has admitted that around 210 state and central government websites, in their bid to showcase benefits of owning Aadhaar ID, have revealed personal details of the beneficiaries. It is not known when these lapses took place, but those web-pages have been blocked.

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