For every financial transactions, Aadhaar number has been made compulsory by the government. But the third–party involvement in the process of data collection has made people worried
Data protection and privacy measures taken by UIDAI:
The UIDAI team is collecting only the basic data fields or
UIDAI information like Name, Date of Birth, gender, address, recent photograph, 10 finger prints and IRIS scan.
The UIDAI policy does not allow it to collect sensitive personal information such as religion, caste, class, community, income, ethnicity, and health.
UIDAI database does not reveal personal information, you can choose response only from a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to requests to verify your identity.
If there is an unauthorised access to CIDR, there will be a penal consequences for tampering with CIDR. Penalties for any security violation will be severe, and include penalties for disclosing identity information.
Impersonation by providing false demographic or biometric information is an offence. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine of Rs. 10,000 will be charged.
Appropriating the identity of an Aadhaar number holder by changing or attempting to change the demographic and biometric information of an Aadhaar number holder is an offence – imprisonment for 3 years and a fine of Rs 10,000.
Pretending to be an agency authorized to collect Identity information of a resident is an offence – imprisonment for 3 years and a fine of Rs 10,000 for a person, and Rs 1 lakh for a company.
Intentionally transmitting information collected during enrolment and authentication to an unauthorized person is an offence – imprisonment for 3 years and
a fine of Rs 10,000 for a person, and Rs 1 lakh for a company.
Unauthorized access to the central identities data repository (CIDR) and hacking is an offence – imprisonment for 3 years and a fine of Rs 1 crore.
Imprisonment for 3 years and a fine of Rs 10,000 will be charged in case of tampering with the central identities data repository.
Providing biometrics that is not one’s own is an offence – imprisonment for 3 years and of Rs 10,000.
Despite these security systems and criminal penalties, some security concerns remain as third-party agencies are involved for collecting