Government today denied any instance of data leak from the Aadhaar database. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar said, UIDAI has a well-designed, multi-layer robust security system in place for security of Aadhaar data and the same is being constantly upgraded to maintain highest level of data security and integrity.
He added that the architecture of Aadhaar ecosystem has been designed to ensure data security and privacy which is an integral part of the system from the initial design to the final stage.
The Minister also said, an Aadhaar database contains only the information that the resident provides at the time of enrolment or updation in its whole lifecycle. He said the core biometrics is encrypted at the time of enrollment and updation. It is never kept unencrypted and never shared. On the linking of Aadhaar with Voter ID, the Minister said the Election Commission has sent a proposal in this regard to the Ministry of Law and Justice.