Safety Of Aadhaar:
The Unique Identification Development Authority of India (UIDAI) chose to withdraw its advisory two days after it was issued, encouraging users to desist from distributing photocopies of their Aadhaar Card.
- The notification has been withdrawn to avoid any misinterpretation
- UIDAI advisory say Holders should utilise a masked Aadhaar card instead of the traditional photocopy.
- The document must not be downloaded from a cybercafé or a public computer, and if it is, it must be wiped from the system permanently.
- The first eight numbers of the twelve-digit ID are hidden behind ‘XXXX’ characters in ‘Masked Aadhaar.’