Aadhaar data leak in Jharkhand raises doubts, again: Here are the details

Business Standard reports:

An incident in Jharkhand again seems to have raised some serious questions of Aadhaar’s data-breach vulnerabilities.

The Aadhaar numbers of hundreds of thousands of pension beneficiaries were suspected to have been illegally displayed on a government website in Jharkhand, in violation of the Aadhaar Act, The Indian Express reported. The lapse, apparently, occured due to a programming error on the Women and Child & Social Security of the Government of Jharkhand’s website, maintained by the Jharkhand Directorate of Social Security.

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The names, addresses, numbers and bank account details of the beneficiaries of the states’s old-age pension scheme were revealed due to a glitch on the website, a report published in Hindustan Times said.

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