The Centre has not received a single case pertaining to data breach from Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and all the claims regarding Aadhaar data being sold was baseless and completely false, according to Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.
While responding to a question in the Rajya Sabha, the Minister said that Aadhaar data is completely safe and secure.
The question was asked by Neeraj Shekhar of Samajwadi Party quoting a recent media report which claimed that Aadhaar data was available to anyone for a sum of Rs 500.
“UIDAI, for the purpose of grievance handling, has provided a search facility to state government officials, which provide demographic information of the person whose enrolment ID or Aadhaar is provided. The reported case was a misuse of the said facility,” Prasad said.
Further, UIDAI had filed a complaint on January 4 quoting the complete details of the incident and a First Information Report (FIR) has been registered by Crime Branch in the Delhi Cyber Cell Police under several sections of the Aadhaar as well as the IT Act.
The minister said the UIDAI had filed a complaint on January 4 with full details of the incident, on which an FIR was registered by the Crime Branch in the cyber cell of Delhi Police against unknown persons under several sections of the Aadhaar Act and the IT Act.