The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has blacklisted for 10 years an Aadhaar centre that allegedly leaked a receipt given to cricketer MS Dhoni, divulging his personal details.
AB Pandey, the chief of UIDAI – that acts as the nodal authority for Aadhaar – told news agency PTI on Wednesday that a probe would continue finding out how the details of the cricketer were tweeted by the official handle of the agency handling the enrollment process for the 12-digit identification number.
The action came a day after information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad promised action against the leaking of personal information, which he termed illegal.
The enrollment agency, CSC e-governance Services India Limited, had tweeted -- through its official twitter handle @CSCeGov -- a picture in which MS Dhoni’s fingerprints were getting scanned into the system. They went a step forward and tweeted a screenshot of the Jharkhand cricketer’s application form, which Dhoni’s wife Sakshi complained about to Prasad on Twitter.
The incident quickly gained traction on social media with many saying the leaking of Dhoni’s personal details was symptomatic of larger privacy concerns over Aadhaar.