UIDAI: Aadhaar Not a Profiling Tool

UIDAI: Aadhaar Not a Profiling Tool

Last Sunday, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) reiterated to the public that the Aadhaar is not a profiling tool and stressed that the identification system is safeguarded by strong laws.

In a live chat where questions were asked via Twitter, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said that the Aadhaar uses minimum information and the least intrusive biometrics, and assured that DNa profiling is not in future plans.

Pandey also said that the recent rollout of the Virtual ID and limited eKYC were not prompted by recent reports of Aadhaar data leaks, but were planned to strengthen the privacy of the system.

Source: Times of India

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