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Punjab govt website publishes over 20,000 Aadhaar Numbers

The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) website, a Punjab government website, published online around 20,100 Aadhaar numbers of people who had applied for low-cost housing in Ludhiana and Jagraon, reports the Hindustan Times. HT says that the lists were removed from the homepage after they flagged the issue, but "stayed online on the GLADA server and could be accessed by anyone who had the direct link." It also cites GLADA's Chief Administrator Parminder Singh Gill as saying that he was informed that no Aadhaar card number was uploaded on the website. Frankly, just because they're denying it doesn't mean that it didn't happen. We checked, and while the information is no longer there, we did find a Google cache of a PDF which lists around 1450 applicants, with their names, fathers names and Aadhaar numbers listed. Remember that we had aggregated a list of Aadhaar leaks in April with a long list of instances of organizations publishing Aadhaar information online, after verifying this data. The Centre for Internet and Society subsequently reported that over Aadhaar number and personal information of over 130 million users had been published online. The UIDAI itself was responsible for publishing Aadhaar numbers of a few users. Note: We've found a few more government sites that are publishing Aadhaar numbers online. We're writing to the UIDAI and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad about this, and will write about this leak only once the data has been removed. Things to remember 1. These aren't leaks: While…

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