Two big news surfaced regarding the usage and implementation of Aadhaar based authentication. While one of them concerns protecting the privacy of all Aadhaar users, the second is related with Aadhaar based KYC process, for all mobile users. Existing and new, both.
The devices which use Aadhaar based authentication has access to literally millions of datasets, stored under the Aadhaar database. If any one of the devices is hacked, then it means sensitive data of millions of Indians are compromised.
Understanding this threat, Govt. of India has made UIDAI registration a must for all Aadhaar authentication devices – this includes mobile phones and other hardware devices as well, which are used for authenticating Aadhaar based data.