Once you had access to UIDAI data- base, the report said “you could enter any Aadhaar number in the portal, and instantly get all particulars that an individual may have submitted to the UIDAI including name, address, postal code (PIN), photo, phone number and email.”The report also claimed that Aadhaar printing software has been accessed for just Rs 300. However, the UIDAI said some persons had misused demographic search facility, which was given to designated officials to help residents who had lost Aadhaar/Enrollment slip to retrieve their details.
“There has not been any data breach of biometric database which remains fully safe & secure with the highest encryption at UIDAI and mere display of demographic info cannot be misused without biometrics”, tweeted the authority.The UIDAI said that it maintains a complete log and tracibility of the facility and any misuse is traceable. “Legal action taken, including FIR against persons involved. Search facility gives limited access to name and other details and has no access to biometric details”, it said. (UNI)