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Aadhaar safety: Trai chief throws challenge, French expert 'leaks' his data

Alleged personal details of Trai chairman R S Sharma were leaked after he threw a challenge and tweeted his 12-digit Aadhaar number

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An all-out war erupted on Twitter after Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) Chairman R S Sharma on Saturday disclosed his Aadhaar number on the microblogging site and challenged everyone to show how mere knowledge of the unique number could be used to harm him, triggering a deluge of tweets that claimed to disclose his personal details -- from PAN to mobile number.

The challenge by Sharma evoked an immediate response from the Twitterati, with some users claiming to have dug up his mobile number, photographs, residential address, date of birth and even chat threads using the information, while others

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First Published: Jul 29 2018 | 9:42 AM IST

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