#AadhaarLeaks: A list of Aadhaar data leaks
I started covering Aadhaar years ago on PogoWasRight.org as a data protection mega-disaster waiting to happen. Those early posts are no longer available online, but I’ve continued to watch for news on its implementation and concerns. And while India’s government keeps reiterating that everything is secure and fine, I keep seeing breach/leak reports. So I was pleased to see that Nikhil Pahwa has compiled a list of Aadhaar leaks.
I realize that when we’re talking about a database with more than 1 BILLION individuals’ records, small leaks – even 1 million – may seem like a drop in the bucket, but I still fear it’s only a matter of time before we read about a breach that will dwarf the headline-grabbing Yahoo! breach.