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Aadhaar biometric data cannot be hacked, says Union IT Minister

Union Law Minister for Information and Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said that biometric data of Aadhaar cannot be hacked even if tried a billion times. He called the data storage system “completely safe and sound”.

“… the system contains my fingerprints and my iris scan, kept in a safe and secure condition which cannot be broken into even with billion efforts,” Prasad said at a public function.

Prasad said the Aadhaar authorities conduct close to one crore authentications every second.”Do you know how many authentications we do every three seconds? Three crore. Do you know how many bank accounts are linked to Aadhaar? 80 crore accounts. And Aadhaar is your homegrown technology (at) one dollar each and completely safe and secure with proper parliamentary approval.”

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“(It is) so tough that even if I disclose information regarding a fingerprint and iris scan to an unknown person, except in case of national security, I can be prosecuted. That is the inclusive part we have done,” Prasad said, lauding the Modi government for “taking rapid steps in making India more digital”.

“What is the digital profile of India? For a population of 130 crore, India is home to 121 crore mobile phones, 450 million smartphones, 50 crore plus Internet (connections) and 122 crore Aadhaar cards,” Prasad said.


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