We and you remain very apprehensive about the confidentiality of the Aadhaar number. Because the Aadhaar number is used for different purposes in today’s date. In such a situation, there is a fear of its misuse. Recently, there were reports of breach of Aadhaar data, misuse of biometrics data and breach of personal information in the media. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced ‘Virtual ID’ to allay the apprehensions created by these reports.

It was told that any Aadhar card holder can get his virtual ID by visiting the website of the authority. Through this, many other tasks including verification of SIM can be done without sharing Aadhaar number. It will be accepted from 1st March 2018. Acceptance of Virtual ID will become mandatory from June 1, 2018 for all agencies using Aadhaar for verification. But it will take time to implement this whole process. Meanwhile you can keep your Aadhaar number and Aadhaar data safe in this way.

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Check Aadhaar Authentication History

If you want, you can also know how often your Aadhaar data has been used for authentication. about this process Gadgets 360 Detail Information was given. Still, let us know that for this you go to the Aadhaar Authentication History page of UIDAI. Here enter your Aadhaar number and also the captcha code shown in the picture. After that click on Generate OTP. You will get one time password on your phone via SMS. On the next page, there will be a facility to filter different authentication requests from UIDAI. You can apply filters in biometric, demographic and other ways. You can also check between particular dates here. Its limit is 6 months. The last field is of OTP. Enter OTP here and click on submit. After this, you will be able to see the detailed details of the Aadhaar authentication request. Here you will get all the information about the date, time and how the authentication is done. However, you will not be able to know which company or agency used Aadhaar data for authentication.

Use Virtual Aadhar ID from March 1

The Virtual ID will be a 16-digit number with biometrics. This will enable the mobile company or any other authorized agency to get the name, address and photograph of the subscriber, which is sufficient for verification. Virtual ID will be based on the Aadhaar number of any person. Officials said that any cardholder can create any number of virtual IDs. As soon as the new Virtual ID is created, the old one will get canceled automatically. Through this, many other tasks including verification of SIM can be done without sharing Aadhaar number.

lock aadhar biometric data online

There have also been many such cases where people have alleged wrong use of Aadhaar Biometric Authentication. There are many people who have not even used their Aadhaar card for several days, but have received an email from UIDAI that their data has been accessed through biometric authentication. You can avoid this situation if you go to the UIDAI server and lock the biometric information. You can also unlock it before using it. you have to,

Do not share Aadhaar related information with anyone

Always keep in mind that no government institution or bank ever asks you about confidential and personal information like Aadhaar number through phone or email. Never make your Aadhaar information public if you receive such a phone call or email.

Remember that you do not need to carry a copy of Aadhaar everywhere. If you want, you can have mAadhaar app, or Aadhar card copy download can do.

Use biometrics data wisely

You may have shared your thumb impression with a scanner while buying a Reliance Jio SIM. In the coming times, there will be a similar fingerprint scan arrangement in the Aadhaar based system in more places. If you are not completely sure about a scanner, we recommend that you do not give thumb impression.

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