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UIDAI warns AP & Telangana of uploading land papers; Karnataka makes 5k students’ Aadhaar records public

The Unique Identity Authority of India’s (UIDAI) regional office in Hyderabad has asked the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments to stop uploading property documents to their revenue websites as they were being used to illegally access Aadhaar data, reported the Times of India. An unnamed official told the newspaper that fingerprints recorded with the documents were being stolen and used to acquire SIM cards and generate land documents. Both governments have stopped uploading the documents, the report said. In another major leak, the Karnataka education department put Aadhaar numbers, mobile numbers and caste details of 5,375 students who bagged the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship in March on its website, reports TOI. It said the Aadhaar and mobile numbers were taken down after it alerted UIDAI officials in Bengaluru but the caste details remained online. FIR against IT Grids, developers of TDP's Sevamitra app On Monday, we reported that 7.8 crore Aadhaar records from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were found on the hard disks of IT Grids Pvt Ltd, which operates the Telugu Desam Party’s Sevamitra app. The Cyberabad police last week lodged an FIR against IT Grids’ management, based on a complaint filed by the UIDAI’s Hyderabad office. The complaint and FIR noted that the IT Grids’ possession of extensive Aadhaar data likely meant that the data was sourced from either the Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) or the State Resident Data Hub (SRDH). The investigation revealed that the structure and size of the database, and the fact that the database…

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