Aadhaar data leak: Govt deny claims by WikiLeaks

ZeeBiz Web Team reports:

Days after a foreign media report which quoted WikiLeaks saying that the company which provides devices to record biometric data for Aadhaar may have compromised the sensitive data, now, the Indian government has “declined” the claims.

The government officials said that claims which said that the data has been “leaked” is not possible because the data received by the vendors are in an encrypted form which is then forwarded to Aadhaar servers, as reported by The Times of India.

“The reports do not have any basis in fact. Aadhaar data is safely encrypted and is not accessible to any other agency,” the report quoted a government official source as saying.

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