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#AadhaarLeaks: A list of Aadhaar data leaks

"Therefore, there is no data leak, there is no systematic problem, but, if any one tries to be smart, the law ignites into action." - Ravi Shankar Prasad, IT Minister, in the Rajya Sabha, on 10th April 2017 This claim from the IT Minister is factually incorrect. As the list below indicates, there is a systemic problem, and there have been data leaks by government departments, and a Minister. The law hasn't ignited into action against them, so far. With Aadhaar being made mandatory, the data collection, storage, and leaks are likely to only increase, affecting more and more citizens. A list of AadhaarLeaks (a work in progress, so do point us towards more) Note: these are instances of people whose details have already been compromised. Plugging these leaks doesn't mean that this permanent information hasn't already been accessed and recorded by a third-party. April 2017: Khadi & Village Industries Commission has an entire database online with Aadhaar numbers mentioned. This has been verified by MediaNama. Kendriya Sainik Board Secretariat has published a file online with Aadhaar numbers. This has been verified by MediaNama. Chandigarh Public Distribution scheme website discloses Aadhaar number. Source: @roadscholarz on Twitter. Kerala Sevana Pension Site: Has uploaded excel sheets with details, including Aadhaar Numbers of pensioners for whom delivery has failed (for reasons including invalid bank account number, "door not opened", Address not available and deceased, among others) for: Agricultural Labour Pension, Old Age Pension Scheme, Disability Pension Scheme). We've checked and verified this. Source: Anand…

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Founder @ MediaNama. TED Fellow. Asia21 Fellow @ Asia Society. Co-founder SaveTheInternet.in and Internet Freedom Foundation. Advisory board @ CyberBRICS

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