He submitted that the elderly were unable to get their pension because the aadhaar scanners were unable to read or scan their fingerprints or irises.
If a person applies online for pension he will be asked for Aadhaar no. Free food and shelter is provided to such people. Aadhaar can be made only if we have their details.
Aadhaar -enabled Payment Systems (AEPS) transfer money from Aadhaar to Aadhaar number and not bank accounts. Such money transfers do not leave money trail.
वित्त राज्यमंत्री शिव प्रताप शुक्ला ने राज्यसभा में लिखित जवाब में कहा, "सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र के बैंकों (पीएसबी) द्वारा दी गई आंकड़ों के मुताबिक, कुछ बैंकों में ग्राहकों की Aadhaar संख्या का उपयोग करते हुए धोखाधड़ी से बैंक खातों से पैसा निकाला…
As senior advocate Shyam Divan termed Aadhaar as an "architecture of digital dictatorship" under which the state will be able to keep track of movements of its citizens and maintain constant surveillance.
A woman in Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur was forced to deliver at hospital gate after authorities denied her admission as she did not have a bank account and an Aadhaar card.
The UIDAI chief dismissed concerns that linking of various information with Aadhaar could lead to government monitoring, surveillance or possible misuse.
While it helps users to know the history of authentication, UIDAI still needs to make it user-friendly. The service doesn’t mention who tried to authenticate your records.
American whistleblower-in-exile Edward Snowden raised demands against linking of Aadhaar Card to various services, claiming that mandatory 'linking action must be criminalised'. He tweeted this while quoting an online article authored by…
she went to a telecom store to link her Aadhaar number to her SIM card, she found that there were nine other connections already linked to her unique ID.
Pandey while trying to allay fears about the breach of data and privacy however, added a caveat that no computer expert would guarantee the data or system is inviolable.
Information collected by private operators of aadhaar details was being sold and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had no control over them.
"The government will soon hold meetings with the telecom department officials to know whether they think companies require Aadhaar numbers," the official said.
Since, Aadhaar Act has now mandated by Govt. of India and the pensioner is required to furnish Aadhaar was for using the Aadhaar information.
The Aadhaar-issuing authority UIDAI had set in place a ‘biometric lock’ as an additional layer of protection against outside intrusions or breach.
Aadhaar is complex and it will have flaws just like any other complex software product does. Some of them may be quite serious and they must be treated as such.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the government’s version of Aadhaar as a unique identifier which will benefit the poor to access welfare services.
The new measures also do not specify what happens to Aadhaar numbers that have already been collected by different agencies and entities.
In a bid to address privacy concerns, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Wednesday introduced a ‘Virtual ID’, which Aadhaar cardholders can generate from its website.
"It is the natural tendency of government to desire perfect records of private lives. History shows that no matter the laws, the result is abuse," Snowden.
Aadhaar is becoming central to India’s public policy with increasing number of programmes being linked to it. And its scope is constantly increasing.
On Thursday, The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which administers the Aadhaar project, defended the system's security protocols.
The provision fails to lay down any meaningful safeguards for the exercise of this power and the phrase 'national security' has been left undefined.
They argued that data breaches are in flagrant violation of Section 29 of the Aadhaar Act read with Regulations 6 and 7 of the Aadhaar (Sharing of Information) Regulations 2016.
The UIDAI on Thursday dismissed reports of full Aadhaar details being made available on payment of ₹500 by anonymous sellers, asserting that its system is “secure”