Sakshi Dhoni, wife of former Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni, took to Twitter after the cricketer’s Aadhaar details were erroneously made public on Tuesday, following which the entity responsible has been blacklisted.
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was over enthusiastic and shared the personal details of ace cricket MS Dhoni on social media.
Earlier on Tuesday, the CSC official Twitter handle had reportedly tweeted a photo of MS Dhoni’s Aadhaar application form. The tweet was later deleted. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad liked the tweet, without noticing that Dhoni’s personal details had been unwittingly made public. He also tweeted a photo of Dhoni giving his bio-metric details to a CSC representative.
“Is there any privacy left? Information of Aadhaar card, including application, is made public property,” she said.
The minister initially denied there had been any such violation and question Sakshi if the tweet had divulged any personal information. In response, Sakshi shared the CSC’s tweet of Dhoni’s Aadhaar details with the minister.
UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said an inquiry has been initiated to determine any possible involvement of others and take action as per the Aadhaar Act.
While its original tweet was deleted, CSC later posted the same image of MS Dhoni on Twitter, saying, “Former India cricket captain MS Dhoni updated his Aadhaar details with a home visit by a CSC VLE. A fan moment for Ahsan Ali.”
UIDAI blacklists for 10 years Aadhaar centre that leaked MS Dhoni’s personal details
“We have blacklisted VLE (Village Level Entrepreneur) who enrolled M S Dhoni for leaking Aadhaar receipt which carried his personal information. At UIDAI, we are very strict on the privacy issue. We have ordered further inquiry on the matter and action will be taken against all those involved in the leak,” Pandey said.
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.
[Source : Times of India]