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Aadhaar data has foolproof security, govt says to parliamentary panel

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The government has assured a parliamentary panel that Aadhaar data has foolproof security. The assurance came while parliamentary standing committee on home affairs, led by P Chidambaram, was given a presentation on privacy concerns of Aadhaar data.

The presentation was given by officials from the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and Union home ministry led by home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi. The parliamentarians were informed in detail about the procedure of encrypting the data assembled for generating Aadhaar numbers.

The officials also told that regardless of having a foolproof security and encryption process of the Aadhaar data, they are not complacent. They said they keep track of global trends on data protection and threats and challenges regarding cyber security.

The officials have also said they would also make further improvements based on latest trends and challenges in data protection.

The parliamentary panel will meet again on 27 July. The home ministry officials will give a detailed presentation on other issues of national security.

The assurance to the parliamentary panel comes in the midst of the hearing in the Supreme Court with regard to privacy concerns over the Aadhaar data.