Government of India has clarified that Aadhaar based authentication is completely safe and secure and have confirmed that the bio-metric data has not been misused so far. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) says that in the last five years more than 400 crore Aadhaar authenticated transactions have taken place but so far no misuse of Aadhar bio-metric data has been reported. It is to be noted that such misuse will lead to identity theft including financial loss.
“UIDAI has carefully gone through various reports and would like to emphasise that there has been no breach to UIDAI database of Aadhaar in any manner whatsoever and personal data of individuals held by UIDAI is fully safe and secure.”, said an UIDAI official.
“Aadhaar-based authentication is robust and secure as compared to any other contemporary systems. Aadhaar system has the capability to inquire into any instance of misuse of bio-metrics and identity theft and initiate action”, he added further.
It has also been reported that subsidy transfers linked to Aadhaar has facilitated the exchequer to save Rs.49,000 crore during the last two-and-half years.