Is Giving Aadhar Card to Companies Safe?



Aadhar is a type of 12 digit number that can be obtained by the people of India or the residents of India. This Aadhar is just the identification of the people who live in India. These Aadhar card details are mainly based on the biometric and the demographic data of the residents of India. This type of identification of the people is being issued by the UIDAI. UIDAI stands for the Unique Identification Authority of India.

Aadhar Card is needed everywhere

As you all know that Aadhar card is needed everywhere you go that includes the private companies, banks, Bank Payments wallets, e-commerce, etc. But Submitting your Aadhar card to the companies is safe?

Recently the news has come that the private and other types of companies are collecting the Aadhar card from the people in the name of KYC. KYC stands for Know Your Customers. Also, the supreme court had also passed a law that the Aadhar card is not at all compulsory to get a new sim card or to buy a new phone. But the companies or the shop are collecting the Aadhar card from the people. This is a really big concern and you must be aware of this.

In Aadhar card all your personal profile details that include your phone number, address, etc are given which can be stolen by the other company in the name of KYC. Nowadays, there are a lot of crimes happening in India just due to the stealing of the Aadhar card.

Case by UIDAI

UIDAI has filed a case against the technology firm IT grids regarding the collection of the Aadhar Card from the residents of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. In the case, it has been noted that the technology firm IT company had collected over 7.8 crore Aadhar Card from the residents. One of the most concerned things is that the IT grids company is the same company that was being hired by Chandrababu Naidu’s Telangana Dasam party to develop the party’s app.

The IT grid company collect the Aadhar card to access the Seva Mitra App. In this app, the residents of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh gave the Aadhar card details so that they can view all the types of welfare schemes.

After collecting the Aadhar card information, the company stores this in the removable storage devices which is a great offense according to the UIDAI. According to the forensic officials, it has been noted that the structure and size of the database of the IT firm company were very much similar to the UIDAI.

In the UIDAI complain file, it was also noted that the collecting of the Aadhar card details would also cause great chaos in the voter ID profiling. Also, they may have deleted some people’s Voter ID cards so that the person can’t give any vote.

It has been always recommended that before submitting your Aadhar card you should always check the company’s profile and you should always read their reviews for your privacy protection.


Author: Prachi K

Technical Writer, Branding Executive – Hackers Interview. Prachi has professional experience in the area of Branding and Article writing.

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