The agency says that being an identity document, Aadhaar, by its very nature, needs to be shared openly with others as and when required and asked for. Aadhaar just like any other id, therefore, is never to be treated as a confidential document. By simply knowing someone's Aadhaar, no one can impersonate since the 12-digit number alone is not adequate, it requires biometrics to authenticate one's Identity.
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Publications or posting of Aadhaar cards by someone have no bearing on the Aadhaar security.
In a message of caution, UIDAI warns the organisations, meant to collect the aadhaar card from their customers, not to share aadhaar card details with outsiders.
If anybody unauthorisedly publishes someone's personal information such as Aadhaar card, mobile number, bank account, photograph, etc., he can be sued for civil damages by the person whose privacy right is infringed, UIDAI categorically mentions in another tweet.
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However, in no way such publication threatens or impacts security of Aadhaar and its database. Aadhaar remains safe and secure and there has not been a single breach from its biometric database during that last eight years of its existence.
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