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Can my data of Aadhaar leak?


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Several media houses reported that the Aadhaar details of numerous individuals are being published online by websites including a government site, India’s top football body AIFF, and a private company Starcards India among others.

Reports were saying that a simple Google search “mera aadhaar meri pehchan filetype:pdf” gives access to the persona data of individuals. In the reply to such rumors the UIDAI posted a thread of nine tweets denying such reports on Twitter.

UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) has advised people not to get carried away or confused with some news appearing in social and other media on Aadhaar pdf being available on Google search on Mera Aadhaar, Meri Pehchan.

The data leak has nothing to do with the security of Aadhaar and its database as none of the Aadhaar cards shown are taken from UIDAI database.

Those publishing anyone's personal information without authorization could be sued for civil damages by the person whose privacy is infringed.