The Press Council of India (PCI) today sought a report from the Unique Identification Authority of India over filing of an FIR in connection with a newspaper report on alleged breach of Aadhaar card data.
"Taking suo motu cognisance of the issue under the direction of PCI Chairman Chandramauli Kumar Prasad, UIDAI, New Delhi, has been issued notice for its reply statement along with a comprehensive report on facts of the case," the PCI said in a release.
Prasad has "viewed with concern" the reports of registration of the FIR in the case, it added.
The police was informed by the UIDAI official that the correspondent, posing as a buyer, had purchased the details.
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