Aadhaar dare effect: UIDAI plans public outreach on dos and don'ts of sharing ID number

NEW DELHI: After Trai chief’s Aadhaar dare ignited a debate on public display of the 12-digit number, the UIDAI is planning a user outreach to sensitise people about the dos and don’ts of sharing their biometric identifier.

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) intends to equate the Aadhaar number with other personal information (such as PAN, bank account and credit card number) to caution users against placing their personal details in the public domain, particularly on digital platforms like Twitter and Facebook so as to avoid “unwarranted invasion attempt” on privacy.

“It is necessary to inform people that they should use Aadhaar freely, without fear, and a detailed FAQ (frequently asked questions) will be issued in this regard,” Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO of UIDAI, told PTI.

The FAQ will address nearly half a dozen queries related to the issue that has been hotly-debated over the past fortnight ever since Trai Chairman RS Sharma tweeted his Aadhaar number and…

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