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Hon’ble SC: “The architecture of Aadhaar as well as the provisions of the Aadhaar Act do not tend to create a surveillance state.” (Pg 541 of the landmark judgment) @PMOIndia @rsprasad @PIB_India #Aadhaar4Development @MIB_India
Hon’ble SC: “...there is no data collection on the movements of such individuals, when they avail benefits under Section 7 of the Act thereby ruling out the possibility of creating their profiles.” (Pg 552 of the landmark judgment)
Hon’ble SC: “it is very difficult to create profile of a person simply on the basis of biometric and demographic information stored in CIDR.” (Pg 543 of the landmark judgment)
#AadhaarVerdict #Aadhaar4Development
Hon’ble SC: Aadhaar enrolment of the unprivileged and marginalised section of the society, in order to avail the fruits of welfare schemes of the Government, actually amounts to empowering these persons. (Pg 552 of the landmark judgment)
#AadhaarVerdict #Aadhaar4Development
“insofar as authentication is concerned, the respondents (UIDAI) rightly pointed out that there are sufficient safeguard mechanisms” (Pg 542 of SC judgment)
“Aadhaar Act meets the concept of Limited Government, Good Governance and Constitutional Trust.” (Pg 561 of the #SupremeCourt judgment)
"The entire aim behind launching this programme (Aadhaar) is the ‘inclusion’ of the deserving persons who need to get such benefits.... 1/2
...When it is serving much larger purpose by reaching hundreds of millions of deserving persons, it cannot be crucified on the unproven plea of exclusion of some." (Pg 553 of #SupremeCourt judgment)
#Aadhaar4Development #AadhaarVerdict

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More from @UIDAI

Sep 11, 2018
UIDAI hereby dismisses a news report appearing in social and online media about Aadhaar Enrolment Software being allegedly hacked as completely incorrect and irresponsible. 1/n
The claims lack substance and are baseless. UIDAI further said that certain vested interests are deliberately trying to create confusion in the minds of people which is completely unwarranted. 2/n
Claims made in the report about Aadhaar being vulnerable to tampering leading to ghost entries in Aadhaar database by purportedly bypassing operators’ biometric authentication to generate multiple Aadhaar cards is totally baseless. 3/n
Read 27 tweets
Aug 5, 2018
In view of the attempts by few Aadhaar opponents to spread rumours and scare mongering against Aadhaar in the backdrop of appearance of an old Aadhaar helpline number in mobile phones... 1/n
...it may be noted that the Google has clarified that UIDAI’s old contact number 18003001947 was added by it “inadvertently” along with police/fire number 112 in 2014 and has since been continuing through sync mechanism. It has also expressed its regret for the same. 2/n
Google has also assured that it will fix this inadvertent error in their next release and stated that the users may, if they wish, can delete the number. 3/n
Read 18 tweets
Aug 3, 2018
#PressStatement In the wake of some media reports on default inclusion of UIDAI’s outdated & invalid Toll free no. 1800-300-1947 in contact list of Android phones... 1/n
... It is clarified that, UIDAI has not asked or communicated to any manufacturer or service provider for providing any such facility whatsoever. 2/n
It is emphasised that the said 18003001947 is not a valid UIDAI Toll free number and some vested interest are trying to create unwarranted confusion in the public. 3/n
Read 7 tweets
Jul 31, 2018
People are advised to refrain from publicly putting their Aadhaar numbers on internet and social media and posing challenges to others. 1/n
This advisory has come with reference to some news items appearing on social media reporting few people publicly posting their Aadhaar numbers on internet and social media and posing challenges to others.  2/n
Such activities are uncalled for and should be refrained as these are not in accordance with the law. Aadhaar is a unique identity which can be authenticated to prove one’s identity for various services, benefits and subsidies. 3/n
Read 11 tweets
Jul 29, 2018
Press Statement: UIDAI strongly dismissed the claims made by certain elements on Twitter and a section of Media that they have fetched personal details of Shri Ram Sewak Sharma who is a public servant using his Aadhaar number. 1/n
UIDAI condemns such malicious attempts by few individuals to malign the world’s largest unique identity project - Aadhaar.
UIDAI said that Aadhaar has built the digital trust among people at large and these devious elements are trying to spread misinformation. 2/n
Aadhaar database is totally safe and has proven its security robustness over last eight years.
UIDAI emphatically stated that any information published on Twitter about the said individual Shri RS Sharma was not fetched from Aadhaar database or UIDAI’s servers. 3/n
Read 19 tweets
May 3, 2018
Press Statement: UIDAI completely dismisses few reports in social media and online news channels about Aadhaar Enrolment Software being allegedly tampered 1/n
and sold for some money in underground market which purportedly bypasses operators biometric authentication and facilitates making of Aadhaar cards without any documents, as totally baseless, false, misleading, and irresponsible. 2/n
As part of our stringent enrolment and updation process, UIDAI matches all the biometric (10 fingerprints and both iris) of a resident enrolling for Aadhaar with the biometrics of all Aadhaar holders before issuing an Aadhaar. 3/n
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