UIDAI says no breach of its servers

UIDAI says no breach of its servers

The authority also clarified that service providers usually collect Aadhaar number and other details directly from individuals for providing services.

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Wednesday said there was no evidence of a breach of its servers in the recent case where private firm IT Grids (India) was accused of obtaining details of 7.82 crore Aadhaar holders in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

The Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) and servers of the authority were completely safe and fully secure. No illegal access was made to its CIDR and no data has been stolen from its servers, UIDAI said in a statement.

UIDAI has filed a complaint on the basis of a report from Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Telangana Police that IT Grids (India) Pvt. Ltd has allegedly obtained and stored Aadhaar numbers of a large number of people in violation of the provisions of the Aadhaar Act.

"Nowhere in the report, the SIT has found any evidence to show that the Aadhaar number, name, address, etc of the people, have been obtained by stealing them from UIDAI servers," the statement said.

The authority also clarified that service providers usually collect Aadhaar number and other details directly from individuals for providing services.