Center warns states about leakage of Aadhaar information on govt websites

The Central government warned the states to do not put the aadhaar data and other personal information on the government websites with caution, and said that in such a case, there could be a three-year jail sentence.

The Center has warned the states to use  the aadhaar data and other personal information on the government websites with caution, and said that in such a case, there could be a three-year jail sentence. The Union IT Minister has told the states to review the contents of the websites of various departments and take “precautionary” measures to ensure that no one’s personal information has come to the portal. This includes the details of the aadhaar number and bank account.

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It is notable that in Jharkhand many such cases of ‘data leak’ were recently revealed. Under this, the information related to the Aadhaar card of lakhs of pensioners was put on the website of the state government.

IT Secretary Aruna Sundarajan has written a letter to the Chief Secretaries of all the States and Union Territories about sharing data on the websites of various departments. In this he has asked to ensure strict adherence to the provisions of Information Technology Law 2000 and Base Law 2016.

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According to the letter, the publication of such information is a clear violation of the provisions of the basic law and such crime can be of three years jail. It may be mentioned that in Chandigarh, media reports about the information on the basis of the PDS beneficiaries on Wesbite of Food and Civil Supplies Department had come. Earlier, the base details of the cricketer MS Dhoni had also come to Twitter.

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