The Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) on Saturday discharged privileges made by numerous people to have retrieved personal facts about Ram Sewak Sharma, later the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) forwarded his Aadhaar number on Twitter.

The TRAI chairman tossed open a dare on the social network examining people to give one real instance where someone could do any damage to him.

Accusing those people appealing to have retrieved his mobile number, WhatsApp profile photo, PAN also email id over his Aadhar, UIDAI alleged, “It convicts such hateful attempts by few folks to damaging the world’s major unique identity project — Aadhaar. Aadhaar has constructed the digital trust amongst people at large and these deceitful rudiments are trying to blowout distortion.”

“My Aadhaar number is XXXX XXXX XXXX (disguised). Now I give this task to you: Show me one real instance where you can do any damage to me,” Sharma, former director general of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), had tweeted. He was responding to a tweet which questioned him to “distribute your Aadhaar facts to the public if you have so much faith in this 14ft wall protected system”.

— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) July 28, 2018

A Twitter operator, who demanded to be a French safety researcher, alleged nobody of Sharma’s bank accounts were connected to his Aadhaar number, nonetheless, Sharma denied this.

“Aadhaar record is completely safe and has established its safety strength over last eight years. UIDAI forcefully stated that any info available on Twitter about the alleged individual RS Sharma was not gotten from Aadhaar record or UIDAI’s servers,” the documentation body tweeted.

Sharma’s test came a day later the Srikrishna Board succumbed its report on data guard, counting revisions in the Aadhaar Act and new protections to defend information of Aadhaar containers. The panel suggested that the Aadhaar Act be revised “meaningfully” to bolster confidentiality safeguards, and proposed that only public establishments clearing public functions, accepted by the UIDAI or units directed by law, be given the right to appeal for individuality authentication.

ZDNet stated that figures leak on a system could permit admittance to private information of containers of the biometric “Aadhaar” ID cards, revealing their names, their sole 12-digit identity numbers, and their bank particulars.

UIDAI has disproved the claims and distrusted that there is no fact in this story and that they were anticipating legal action contrary to ZDNet.

“There has been unconditionally no breach of UIDAI’s Aadhaar record. Aadhaar relics safe and protected,” the agency alleged in a declaration late on Saturday.

“Even if the entitlement claimed in the story were taken as factual, it would elevate security worries on a catalogue of that utility business and has nonentity to do with the safety of UIDAI’s Aadhaar catalogue,” it alleged.

ZDNet could not directly be written for comment on the UIDAI’s reply.


ZDNet had stated that even though the safety lapse had been labelled to around government interventions over a phase of time, it has yet to be secure. It alleged it was coverup the designation of the effectiveness and further details.

Karan Saini, a New Delhi-based safety investigator, alleged that anybody with an Aadhaar number was pretentious.

“This is a safety lapse. You don’t have to be a user to admittance these details. You just require the Uniform Resource Locator where the Application Programming Interface is situated. These can be initiated in less than 15 minutes,” Saini said.

In current months investigators and reporters who have recognized dodges in the identity project have alleged they have been smacked with illegal cases or harassed by government interventions because of their work.

Aadhaar, a biometric identification card through over 1.1 billion users, is the world’s biggest catalogue.

Last Friday, the chief executive of the UIDAI alleged the biometric data devoted to each Aadhaar was harmless from hacking as the storing facility was not linked to the internet.

The Aadhaar catalogue “relics fully harmless and protected with uppermost encryption at UIDAI and a mere show of demographic info cannot be distorted without biometrics”.

It alleged 12-digit ID number was not undisclosed and had to be communal with authorized interventions whenever an Aadhaar holder needs to avail convinced service or advantage of government welfare arrangements.

“That does not uncaring that the appropriate use of Aadhaar number stances a security or monetary threat. Also, mere obtainability of Aadhaar number will not be a safety threat (and) will not chain to financial (or) additional fraud, as for an effective authentication fingerprint or iris of person is also obligatory.

Entitlements of avoiding or duping the Aadhaar enrolment scheme are entirely unfounded. The UIDAI Data Centres are an organization of serious importance and are protected consequently with high expertise compatible to the best values of security and also by legal supplies.