The UIDAI stated on Sunday that there has been no breach of Aadhar biometrics in any form and the database is intact by all means maintaining the security and confidentiality of the details of billions of Indian citizens.

The UIDAI – Unique Identification Authority of India confirmed on Sunday that there has been no breach or misuse of the Aadhar biometrics in any form and the database is intact and secure. “There has been no incident of misuse of Aadhaar biometrics leading to identity theft and financial loss during the last five years when more than 400 crore Aadhaar authentication transactions have taken place, according to Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI),” the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MEITY) says in a statement.

Few media report recently purported the breach of Aadhar database by a private bank, its corresponding agency and an e-signature agency. In regards with that, the UIDAI clears that “isolated case of an employee working with a bank’s business correspondent’s company making an attempt to misuse his own biometrics, which was detected by UIDAI internal security system and subsequently actions under the Aadhaar Act have been initiated”.

UIDAI added that Aadhaar is an important tool of good governance and empowerment of people and has helped more than 4.47 crore people open bank accounts through Aadhaar e-KYC and government will make sure to maintain the security and safety of the information by all means.

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