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For last few months different authorities at the different time raised the question about the safety of Aadhar detail. According to them the detail of general people is continuously leaking from the government website. Though Ravi Shankar Prasad the Minister for Electronics and Information Technology trying to nullify the claim.   In fact, even the website of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) uploads PDF files containing the copy of Aadhaar from people.

 
The continuous claim for leakage is raising the question about the security of Aadhar system. Although the Attorney General KK Venugopal and UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhusan are trying to impress the five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court about safety and security of the UID.
 
The leakages data revealed on the first search page belongs to MeitY itself. It looks like the Ministry headed by Mr. RS Prasad believes in revealing personal details of Right to Information (RTI) applicants rather than furnishing complete information on UIDAI or Aadhaar project itself. Remember, UIDAI has still not revealed under RTI details about its contract with foreign agencies or enrolment agencies they have hired.
However, MeitY is not the only government website that is leaking Aadhaar number and other data of citizens. The governments of Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan as well as some specialized portals like the Systemized Administration & Regulation of Tendering and Handling All Court Cases (SARTHAC), Intellectual Property India are found leaking Aadhaar data of applicants.
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Interestingly, even the Delhi government led by Aam Admi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal seems to believe uploading personal information of RTI applicant, including Aadhaar, is the right thing to do
Not to be left behind in transparency, the Rajasthan government headed by Vasundhara Raje Scindia from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also reveals personal information of RTI applicants on its website. When under the RTI Act, the applicant is not required to prove his or her identity, why the Rajasthan government is publishing such information on the internet.
SARTHAC, which owned by High Court Cases Monitoring Cell of High Court of Calcutta, also seems to be uploading scanned copies of cases including personal information of people involved in the matter.
 
Intellectual Property India too appears to have failed to understand rights of individuals and publishes all details on its website. This includes application forms, an as well scanned copy of Aadhaar of those filing affidavits.
 
Last time, when the issue of leakages of Aadhaar information on the internet was raised, the UIDAI had shirked its responsibility by saying that by knowing someone’s Aadhaar, no one can impersonate and harm anybody. In addition, the UIDAI CEO told the Supreme Court that they are ignorant about purpose and details of the transaction being undertaken by various entities using Aadhaar.

 

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