Govt serious to protect Aadhaar data
Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that Government is taking it serious about protecting Aaadhar data.
Ravi Shankar Prasad told ” Aadhaar today is backed by a proper law passed by Parliament which contains robust security measures and protects privacy…The UIDAI continues to update security architecture to ensure there is no breach of data.”
Further said “A Committee of Experts on Data Protection, chaired by Justice BN Srikrishna has been constituted to look into aspects pertaining to data protection. The Committee has out with a white paper for wider public review and…has also conducted stakeholders’ consultation meetings and is in the process of finalizing its report on data protection framework in India.”
“Today, India is emerging as a digital power. While we completely acknowledge the right to privacy … privacy cannot become the plea of terrorists and the corrupt. This we have to acknowledge. …While respecting the mandate of privacy, India is emerging as a big power in digital field that should not be compromised.”
Minister appealed to consumers not to give social platforms blanket permission to use their data.
Finally added “We have taken a pragmatic view – those who want to use virtual ID they can and those who cannot operate should be given the freedom to use Aadhaar”