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.


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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