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"But when the government of India asks for name and address, then there is a massive revolution in the country saying it is an intrusion into the privacy of the individual", he had said in Kochi on Friday.

On the issue of questions being raised on safety of Aadhaar data, Alphons said, "What is given in Aadhaar are just name and address".

KJ Alphons assured that bio-metric data was with the UIDAI and that it has not been breached.

Union Minister Alphons Kannanthanam today termed as a "pack of lies" the charge of Congress President Rahul Gandhi that data from the Prime Minister's official App was being shared, without users' consent.

"There is nothing more than what is available in the telephone directory, much less than that, which can be accessed from Aadhaar card by anybody", he said.

This came two days after the Union minister, while speaking at a digital summit in Kochi, said the people who complain about breach of privacy in India have no problem in giving fingerprint details and "getting naked before the white man" for United States visas.

On Saturday, the UIDAI denied a report by news website ZDNet that the Aadhaar programme has been hit by another security lapse that allows access to private information.

The report of the alleged security breach has surfaced when the Supreme Court is already hearing a number of petitions challenging the Aadhaar Act and the use of the biometric identifier in various government and non-government services.

In a first-ever power point presentation in the open court, the constitution bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justice A.K. Sikri, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Ashok Bhushan was told that the data in encrypted form was "very very secure".

Sibal had said that no technology was safe and moreover, no assurance can be given that personal data of citizens would remain safe in digital space. I mean, how far can we go? "What other information is collected for Aadhaar data", he said.

The statement comes after ZDNet, a technology news portal cited a security researcher's claim to state that a system of state-owned utility firm was allegedly leaking information on Aadhaar holders. UIDAI said it is also "contemplating a legal action" against ZDNet, on the issue.

"There has been absolutely no breach of UIDAI's Aadhaar database".


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