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UIDAI Receives Breach of Privacy Complaint

PERSONAL PRIVACY—INDIA

October 3, 2011

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has received its first complaint pertaining to the misuse of personal information while assigning Aadhaar numbers to citizens, The Times of India reports. A spokesman for the UIDAI said that "a complaint regarding misuse of address proof was received," but no additional details about the complaint were provided. "The authority envisions a balance between privacy and purpose when it comes to the information it collects," the spokesman said. "The agencies may store the information of the residents they enroll if they are authorized to do so but will not have access to the information in the Aadhaar database."   
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