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‘Opt out’ of Aadhaar option gets UIDAI legs

DNMUM427528 | 12/6/2018 | Author : Mansi Taneja | WC :345 | India

Issuing body has proposed the amendment for people keen to be taken off servers

In what could turn out to be a significant development, the Aadhaar issuing body, UIDAI, has proposed the inclusion of an ‘opt out’ clause to the Aadhaar Act that will enable people to withdraw their biometric details from the servers of the authority.
A draft Cabinet note has already been prepared by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to include this amendment, according to a senior government official. Once implemented, the opt-out provision can be availed by all and their Aadhaar number and details including demographic and biometrics will be deleted from the servers of the UIDAI. However, if a person opts out of the Aadhaar scheme, he/she won’t be able to avail many government schemes and subsidies where Aadha
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