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Aadhaar data breach FIR: NC condemns case against journalist

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The today condemned the filing a case over a report in on the breach of details of more than one billion cards, saying the Centre should introspect about the loopholes in the system and not curb the freedom of the press.

The Police on January 5 had registered an FIR on an Unique Identification Authority of (UIDAI) official's complaint over the report in the newspaper.

"The legal action against the (Rachna Khaira) was ironic and indicated an unprecedented atmosphere of intolerance where the media was being prevented from discharging its duties in upholding accountability and transparency in the system," said.

He said that the "Expose" should be an eye-opener for the and should lead to a thorough investigation to uphold the privacy and security in the system.

"Rather than introspecting and using this as an opportunity to right the wrongs, the is trying to cover up the revelations by resorting to suppression through legal means," the said.

Mattu reiterated that the valid concerns over privacy and security breaches in the system and said that the central should stop these evasive measures to escape responsibility.

It should take immediate action to assure citizens that their private information is not a commodity on sale, he said.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 18:55 IST