No data breach, Aadhaar transfer saved Rs 50,000 cr: UIDAI

UIDAI to encrypt biometric data at the time of capture


The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Sunday issued a statement denying any breach of Aadhaar data on it servers. The UIDAI said it has not found a single incident of misuse of biometrics, leading to identity theft and financial loss, in the past seven years. The agency said more than 4,000 million Aadhaar authentication transactions have taken place and the government has saved Rs 49,500 crore because of Aadhaar-based direct benefits transfers in the past two and a half years. “There has been no breach to UIDAI database of Aadhaar in any manner ...