New Two-Layer security for UIDAI to Improve Aadhaar Privacy

by January 10, 2018 1 comment

Recently we all witnessed about the report claimed the breach in the Aadhaar database, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) released a two-layer safety net. The new layer is creating a Virtual ID and limiting Know Your Customer (KYC) – for the 12-digit biometric code.

This new move will restrict the data sharing. At the time of authentication, Virtual ID will end any need to share your Aadhaar number. Instead, it will create a random 16-digit code which will authenticate your ID. Using this, tracking the real Aadhaar no won’t be possible, means stronger security to your privacy.

The new system will be adopted by all the agencies by 1 June 2018.

The new two-layer security will limit the KYC facility and agencies won’t be able to store your Aadhaar number. This will enable agencies to do their KYC without your Aadhaar number but using the users with tokens.

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  1. ashu
    #1 ashu 11 January, 2018, 08:48

    How about sharing the Aaadhar as address proof as hotels and credit card companies? Can we share the virtual ID with them as well as they insist for actual aadhar card

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