Be careful in sharing Aadhaar number online: UIDAI
New Delhi: The UIDAI on Saturday asked people to take "due precautions" while sharing their personal information such as Aadhaar on the Internet for availing any service. Playing down reports of Aadhaar PDF being allegedly available through the Google search query of Mera Aadhaar, Meri Pehchan, the UIDAI claimed that the issue had "nothing to do with the security of Aadhaar and its database".
"People share their personal information, including Aadhaar on the Internet, to some or other service provider or vendor to get the services and when they put their details on internet they should take due precautions as required in any digital activities," Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said in a statement.
Asserting the robustness of the Aadhaar identity system, the nodal body, which issues the 12 digit biometric identifier, said that "publication or posting of Aadhaar cards by some unscrupulous people have absolutely no bearing on UIDAI and not the least on Aadhaar security".