Aadhaar Data Is Completely Safe, Says IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi:  There has been no breach of Aadhaar data and a majority of the country’s people trust the scheme as it is completely safe, Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

Terming Aadhaar a game changer, Mr Prasad said in Lok Sabha that as of now 120 crore people have the Aadhaar cards and 57 crore bank accounts were linked with it, which resulted in saving Rs 57,000 crore which otherwise would have been pocketed by some unscrupulous elements.

The minister said Unique Identification Authority of India has a well-designed, multi-layered robust system in place and the same is being constantly upgraded to maintain the highest level of data security and integrity.

“The UIDAI has adequate legal, organisational and technological measures in place for the security of the data stored with UIDAI,” he said during the Question Hour.

Mr Prasad said data protection measures have also been mandated for the requesting entities and eco-system…

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