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Red Faced, UIDAI Introduces New Virtual ID To Address Aadhaar Privacy Concerns

Red Faced, UIDAI Introduces New Virtual ID To Address Aadhaar Privacy Concerns”

Currently, the five details including name, date of birth, photo, address and mobile number are shared with the service provider at the time of authentication.

Where to get the VID? . The new virtual ID can be used in place of Aadhaar numbers to validate one's identity. This can be changed and renewed by individual Aadhaar card holder from time to time.

So, UIDAI has added a way to actually hide the real Aadhaar ID and use the virtual ID.

Under the new system, at the user-end, the Aadhaar holder will have the choice not to share their Aadhaar number at the time of authentication.

Speaking at another event under the aegis of Delhi School of Economics, Prasad showed his Aadhaar card to the audience and said: "The (Aadhaar) system contains my finger print and iris kept in safe and secure encrypted form which can not be broken even by billions of efforts".

"VID, by design being temporary, can not be used by agencies for re-duplication".

When will VIDs be made available to the public? The report says that the virtual Aadhaar ID will have 16-digits and that this will be the only information that any agency or entity doing authentication will have.

By 1 June all these agencies have to fully migrate to the new system unless it is likely to risk of losing their registration and fines. It can be generated only by the Aadhaar number-holder via the UIDAI website, Aadhaar enrolment centre, or its mobile application.

UIDAI will categorize all AUAs into two categories - "Global AUAs" and "Local AUAs".

Further referring to FIR filed in the Tribune case, he said negative views on Aadhaar will have negative reactions and hence, it would be better for people to have a constructive view on it. The first kind of authentication agency would include banks and income tax authorities and would be granted complete access to an individual's details.

Moreover, what about the Aadhaar numbers already leaked through portal access sales, which had given out the "unique" Aadhaar numbers to those with nefarious intentions, thereby exposing them to threats even in the future. Instead, they will get a tokenised number issued by UIDAI to identify their customers.

Due to this sting, UIDAI limited the access of their database from 5000 Govt. officials this week.

Following its suspension, Airtel Payments Bank had launched a probe, wherein it was observed that some retailers, who were also acting as designated banking points, had not informed customers about savings account opening and direct benefit transfer (DBT) receipts in an upfront manner. The UID Token will be a 72-character alphanumeric string meant only for system usage.

This new security mechanism will kickstart from March 2018.

The Aadhaar debate just doesn't seem to settle anytime soon. The reporter paid Rs 500 via Paytm to an agent.



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