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Aadhaar secure says Minister after Sakshi Dhoni raises privacy concerns

Union Law and Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was informed about the breach by Dhoni's wife Sakshi on Twitter, was prompt to action.

After former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wife Sakshi raised privacy issues over details of the cricketers Aadhaar card being leaked on Twitter, Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said no such details were revealed and assured that Aadhaar was secure.

Sakshi took to twitter to draw Prasad's attention after a volunteer of the Common Service Centre involved in Aadhaar implementation tweeted his picture with Dhoni along with a screenshot of the cricketer's Aadhaar page.

"Dhoni is not just big cricketer but an equally big national hero. I admire him for getting his Aadhaar through Common Service Centre (CSC).

"I came to know that the volunteer was overawed by Dhoni's presence and out of excitement he tweeted the picture. But no personal details have been revealed," Prasad told media persons here.

"I have asked the CSC to ensure such things are not repeated. I assure all that Aadhaar is safe and secure. No personal details will be be revealed," added Prasad.

In a series of tweets, Sakshi had expressed her displeasure over the personal information being made "public property" and wondered "Is there any privacy left".

Replying to Sakshi's Tuesday tweets, Prasad had promised action in the matter.

"Thanks for bringing this to my notice. Sharing personal information is illegal. Serious action will be taken against this," he had tweeted.
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