Aadhaar is based on minimum information and biometrics

The UIDAI today asserting that Aadhaar is an identification and not a profiling tool. Fielding questions on Twitter in a live chat, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said that the Aadhaar is based on minimum information and biometrics which is “least intrusive”.

He dismissed concerns that linking of various information with Aadhaar could lead to government monitoring, surveillance or possible misuse.

He also ruled out any plan to take something like DNA. Mr Pandey asserted that in the last seven years, there has been no data leak from the UIDAI.

Citing the various Sections of Aadhaar Ac, Mr Pandey also said that biometric data given to UIDAI cannot be shared without an individual’s permission, and that doing so is punishable.

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