Monday, December 26, 2016

Secure your biometric Data from any misuse

As india is becoming digital, it is important that all of us understand its pros and cons. While pros are being debated openly, it is important that we understand the cons also. The most important con that worries me is "what happens if someone misuses the data"

Well they will have access to our personal information and it can be mis-used. For example someone can use this information to know our bank balance or access benefits given to us through our biometirc data or many more. There can be many such negative use cases. Hence it is important that we secure our biometric data.

To refresh your memory, following biometric data was collected from you befre AADHAAR CARD was issued:

  • Eye IRIS data
  • Facial picture
  • Finger prints/Thumb prints

Every user is unique. Hence it is important to secure this data. Inorder to secure this data you need to visit and lock it.

Once you click on the above website, you need to enter 12 digit Aadhaar number and security code(captcha code). If the details are correct, OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number. After entering OTP, on the next page you can lock the personal biometric data. If for some reason, in future you wish to unlock then the same process needs to be repeated.

Aadhaar Services : Lock/Unlock Screen

Demographic details like Address, age and gender will still be accessible when needed even if biometric data is locked.

Go ahead and secure your biometric data!!

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