Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, today reiterated that Aadhaar related data is safe and government has taken many steps to ensure it remains out of reach of cyber criminals.
Speaking at India TV’s special show on mobile hacking, he said that with the help of Aadhaar, the government has managed to curb the duplicity and has saved crores with the decision of linking Aadhar with bank accounts.
“With Aadhar duplicity has ended. Aadhar law is very strict, any violation will attract punishment. Govt wants to make India digitally powerful,” he said.
“There is no need of fear. We are committed to make India digitally the most powerful country,” he added.
Several questions have been raised on the safety of the Aadhaar data following incidents of leakage of some people’s details. It should be noted that Aadhaar has become very important now keeping in view the fact that the Aadhaar number has been made compulsory by the government for a host of financial transactions as well as social schemes. What has worried the people most the involvement of third-party agencies in collection of Aadhaar data. However, government has repeatedly assured that it has been making every possible effort towards the safety and security of biometric data.