Dangerous scandal behind Aadhaar

The Indian government has been trying hard to make people believe that their personal data on Aadhar is safe and secure. The UIDAI is making all efforts to give a befitting reply to the cyber experts who are raising doubts over the Aadhar safety.

Recently, a European digital security firm Gemalto in a report said that Aadhar is still not safe and they are ready to reveal the personal data of each and every individual in India. But, surprisingly, the same firm has tendered an unconditional apology through half-page advertisement in a leading newspaper. In this unusual advertisement addressed to the ‘People of India”, it regrets the ‘grave error’ on its part while publishing a report on 1.2 billion data breaches in the Aadhaar database.

As Gemalto is known for its credible information, its sudden withdrawal from the statement raised many doubts. Getting into the details, it was revealed that the UIDAI had issued an order not to use Gemalto’s products in Aadhar as they are not safe and secure.
With the UIDAI getting serious on its report, the Gemalto firm seems to have come under pressure and tendered an unconditional apology.