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Government clarifies Aadhaar shared advisory by UIDAI

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued an explanation in a previous press release dated May 27 warning citizens not to share a copy of the Aadhaar card with the organization as it could be abused. Did.

“This complies with a press release from UIDAI’s Bangalore Regional Office dated May 27, 2022. It turns out that it was issued when trying to abuse an Aadhaar card purchased from Photoshop. This release advised people not to share it with any organization as it could misuse a copy of Aadhaar. Or, according to a MeitY press release dated May 29, the end of the Aadhaar number. You can also use a masked Aadhaar that displays only the 4 digits of.

“But given the possible misunderstandings in the press release, the same position was immediately withdrawn,” he said.

Owners of UIDAI-issued Aadhaar cards are only advised to use the usual precautions when using and sharing UIDAI Aadhaar numbers.

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This release required citizens to use masked Aadhaar, which displays only the last four digits of the Aadhaar number, and not to download e-Aadhaar using public computers in internet cafes / kiosks. .. In addition, it asked the public to ensure that they shared a copy of their Aadhaar only with authorized entities.

“Owners of Aadhaar cards issued by UIDAI are only advised to use the usual precautions when using and sharing UIDAI Aadhaar numbers,” MeitY said in the latest press release. “The Aadhaar ID Authentication Ecosystem provides the right features to protect and protect the identity and privacy of Aadhaar owners,” he added.

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May 29, 2022

Government clarifies Aadhaar shared advisory by UIDAI

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