So, UIDAI has added a way to actually hide the real Aadhaar ID and use the virtual ID.
Agencies that undertake the authentication process would not be allowed to generate the virtual ID on behalf of the user. Pandey told ET that in case service providers resort to unscrupulous means of retrieving the Aadhaar number, they will be conducting a "criminal offence" and will be punished by the law.
The UIDAI'sVirtual ID will be issued from March and allow over 119 crore Aadhaar holders to generate a 16-digit temporary number that can be shared with a bank, insurance company or telecom service provider instead of 12-digit Aadhaar number. The new protection layer, Virtual IDs (VID), is a 16-digit code that can mask one's Aadhaar number for a temporary period was introduced.
It will also reduce the collection of Aadhaar numbers by various agencies.
Here's a 9-point explainer on how Virtual ID is supposed to work - and if it addresses security concerns.
While Nilekani had shrugged off the potential harm posed by his own tweet, even though he was alerted by tech specialists a number of times, he did in fact delete it months before the Aadhaar Act was passed in September 2016, which made publishing Aadhaar information online a criminal offence. As a category of AUA, the limited KYC category would be providing only need-based details of user to an authorized agency.
The SC is hearing a bunch of petitions that wants the court to stop the government from forcing people to link their Aadhaar number to access public services and benefits. "I think everybody has to accept that Aadhaar is here to stay". For Rs. 500 or around US$8. There were further news reports of police reports being filed against the reporters, which were denied by UIDAI and MeitY.
Bharti Airtel did not comment on UIDAI's order pertaining to its payments banking arm, but one of the persons cited above said "status quo had been maintained" in so far as Airtel Payment Bank goes. The complete statement from UIDAI is available here. Hence the deadline for linking Aadhaar with essential facilities has been repeatedly getting postponed. Both Airtel and Airtel Payments Bank had come under fire after the Sunil Mittal-led firm allegedly opened accounts of its mobile phone subscribers without seeking their "informed consent", and LPG subsidies worth crores were deposited into them.
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