An answer to a question in the Rajya Sabha by Shri Neeraj Shekhar regarding the "unrestricted availability of Aadhaar details on Social Media App" (WhatsApp) confirms that the UIDAI has filed FIR against the whistleblowers. Shri Neeraj Shekhar had asked the following of the Minister of Electronics and Information Technology: whether Government is aware that more than one billion unrestricted Aadhaar details were available on WhatsApp for just Rs. five hundred, as per a recent report; if so, the details thereof; whether UIDAI has filed FIR against the whistle blowers; and if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor? To this, the response of the Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad is startling (and predictable). To the first two questions, he has replied that "Aadhaar data is fully safe and secure and there has not been…
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