UIDAI invalidates Wikileaks reports of Aadhaar information snoop, says framework is secure– The announcement by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) came after WikiLeaks indicated that CIA had purportedly gotten to the Aadhaar database.
The UIDAI on Sunday affirmed that Aadhaar framework has stringent security elements to keep any unapproved catch or transmission of information, negating reports that indicated at delicate biometric information being professedly gotten to by certain remote offices.
The announcement by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) came after WikiLeaks implied that CIA had professedly gotten to the Aadhaar database.
Rejecting the assertions, UIDAI said Aadhaar biometric catch framework has been “produced inside our own nation and it has satisfactory and vigorous security elements to keep any probability of any such unapproved catch and transmission of information paying little respect to any biometric gadget that might be utilized.”
The UIDAI said that such “falsehood was being spread by certain “personal stakes”.
“Some personal stakes are endeavoring to spread falsehood that since ‘Cross Match’ is one of numerous gadgets which are being utilized as a part of biometric gadgets by different enlistment centers and organizations in Aadhaar biological community, the biometrics being caught for Aadhaar are purportedly unauthorisedly gotten to by others,” the UIDAI explanation said dismissing charges of information trade off.
Wikileaks reports provided wrong- UIDAI
Delineating the stringent governing rules in UIDAI framework, it said that any biometric gadget before being utilized as a part of Aadhaar framework is “completely tried” inside and remotely widely by Standardized Testing Quality Certification (STQC) and confirmed.
“What’s more, there are numerous different thorough security elements and procedures inside UIDAI through which it guarantees that no biometric information of any individual is unapproved gotten to by anybody in any way at all,” the UIDAI said.
The Aadhaar issuing body said that the biometric identifier had been issued to more than 117 crore individuals, with around 4 crore validation occurring each day.
“Till date, there has not been a solitary instance of break of biometric information, robbery of personality, or budgetary misfortune to any one by virtue of utilization of Aadhaar. The UIDAI will keep on taking each conceivable measure to guarantee that Aadhaar stays sheltered and secure,” it said.
The data looked for would fall under Section 8(a) of the RTI Act, and in this way, it is denied, the UIDAI said.
The segment bars data “divulgence of which would preferentially influence the sway and trustworthiness of India, the security, key, logical or monetary interests of the State, connection with remote State or prompt actuation of an offense”.
Further, the organization in which data is held by the UIDAI, contains personality points of interest which, if revealed, possibly inclined to fraud and so on, the expert said. The Aadhaar card conveys 12-digit one of a kind distinguishing proof number. The card goes about as a proof of personality and address.
There have been a couple of protests against certain unapproved sites for promising Aadhaar-related administrations. No less than eight FIRs have been recorded by police against the same number of unapproved sites for promising such administrations.