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Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat told reporters on the sidelines of the 14th National Conference of the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) on the 7th that 32 crore Aadhaar numbers had been linked with Voter IDs. “So far, as many as 32 crore Aadhaar numbers have been linked to voters’ ID cards. Another 54.5…

Read More 32 crore Aadhaar numbers linked with Voter IDs, says CEC. We ask HOW?


The UIDAI has asked banks to provide Aadhaar-based onetime password (OTP) for opening of bank accounts only in the presence of the customer, in a banking outlet, The Hindu reports. In a letter addressed to commercial banks, UIDAI Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey essentially admits that OTP based authentication can and HAS been…

Read More UIDAI admits risk of misuse of Aadhaar, asks banks to be vigilant.


According to The Tribune, in a recent twist of events a private operator working at an Aadhaar counter at the District Administration Complex in Jalandhar was found to have saved over 921 e-copies of Aadhaar cards in his personal laptop. When asked , the operator said that he HAD to save it on his laptop…

Read More Operator saves 921 e-copies of Aadhaar in his laptop


To understand the relentless stream of news on data breaches, fake Aadhaar cards, enrolment centers selling Aadhaar data and more, there is a need to understand the money part of the equation for operators. A lot of it is opaque, but there are hints. What investment does it take to be an Aadhaar operator? To…

Read More The Aadhaar economy – or why it will be impossible to prevent operator malpractice


Aadhaar services appear to be down in Andhra Pradesh for the last four days following extensive news of security breaches. All Aadhaar services at Mee Seva centers appear to be suspended without any official statement. People approaching the centers are being informed that the servers are down, according to Hans India. The New Indian Express…

Read More Aadhaar services down in Andhra Pradesh


Three websites: the Gujarat government, Director of Developing Caste Welfare of the state and Gujarat University continue to publish lists of beneficiaries along with their names, addresses and Aadhaar details publicly in direct violation of the Aadhaar Act. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/three-gujarat-websites-including-govt-portal-made-aadhaar-details-public/articleshow/62406648.cms?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=TOIDesktop

Read More Gujarat government, Director of Developing Caste Welfare of the state and Gujarat University websites continue to leak Aadhaar data


The Bengaluru police seem to have found two instances of criminals using SIMS purchased using Aadhaar card authentications of people who were not aware of applying for them to evade being traced. In both instances dealers retained Aadhaar card information of those applying for SIMs and used it to issue additional SIMs that they sold…

Read More Reports of Aadhaar authentication used to issue multiple SIM cards