The former India cricket team captain, skipper MS Dhoni decided to get an Aadhaar Card, but things did not go the way he had planned. In fact, it turned into a privacy nightmare for the cricketer.
Actually, on Tuesday, CSC e-governance services of India posted a photo in which Dhoni was seen verifying his fingerprints to avail the Aadhaar services. However, with the picture of Dhoni, the official Twitter account of CSC also posted his Aadhaar registration details – something that terribly irked Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Singh.
While this was not some thoughtful breach of data, the incident shows the uncaring attitude of Indian government agencies towards privacy and private data.
The blunder over Dhoni’s privacy began with a tweet by @CSCeGOV.
“Former India Cricket Captain @MSdhoni updated his Aadhaar details with a home visit by a CSC VLE. A fan moment for Ahsan Ali @rsprasad,” tweets the agency.
As IT minister was tagged in the tweet, minister R S Prasad also tweeted, “VLE of @CSCegov_ delivers service to @msdhoni. Legendary cricketer’s digital hook (shot).”
But then, in no time, Sakshi jumped into the picture pointing out that along with her husband’s photo, his private details were also leaked.
@rsprasad @CSCegov_ is there any privacy left ??? Information of adhaar card including application is made public property!#disappointed
— Sakshi Singh ??❤️ (@SaakshiSRawat) March 28, 2017
“@rsprasad @CSCegov_ is there any privacy left??? Information of adhaar card including application is made public property!#disappointed,” she tweeted.
When Prasad looked puzzled, she clarified, “@rsprasad Sir personal information filled in form is leaked!”
Eventually, Prasad promised that the action will be taken against people who leaked the private information. “@SaakshiSRawat Thanks for bringing this to my notice. Sharing personal information is illegal. Serious action will be taken against this,” he tweeted.
@SaakshiSRawat Thanks for bringing this to my notice. Sharing personal information is illegal. Serious action will be taken against this.
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) March 28, 2017
Apparently, the screenshot of Dhoni’s Aadhaar form was removed.