26 February 2017

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Aadhar Biometric Data Breached Police complaint filed

Aadhar Biometric Data Breached Police complaint filed

The UIDAI filed a police complaint on February 15, 2017 against Axis Bank Ltd, business correspondent Suvidhaa Infoserve and e-sign provider eMudhra, alleging they had attempted unauthorized authentication and impersonation by illegally storing Aadhaar biometrics.
As per media reports the three had been given time till February 27,2017 to explain their action.

Aadhaar biometric data breach was detected after UIDAI found multiple transactions done with the same fingerprint, which raised concerns of illegal storage of the data

The breach was noticed after one individual performed 397 biometric transactions between 14 July 2016 and 19 February 2017. Of these, 194 transactions were performed through Axis Bank, 112 through eMudhra and 91 through Suvidhaa Infoserve.

Under the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, intentionally copying Aadhaar data is a criminal offence and entails a three-year sentence and a fine.

This is just the start, punishment is just three years, it needs to be increased to 50 years or 100 years otherwise no one is going to care and fear the Aadhar Law.

My own suggestion is that Please never use Aadhar Card Number based apps for banking transactions it is not safe.

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