What if aadhar card data leaked is a question every Indian must ask. This is not an article for any political party to create agenda but to create awareness about possible threats linked with Aadhar data as we belong to a country where actions are taken after damage is done.
Government is on a mission to link Aadhar with all possible schemes, bank accounts, phone numbers, loan accounts and all other related databases possible. Creating a central database is perfectly fine and in fact it is a good initiative but our government should also ensure that all this information is in secure hands.
Hack in mobile database
If there is a hack in mobile database, hackers can know your personal details and may be unauthorized access to your call records causing threat to your privacy.
What if voting link with Aadhar card?
Hackers can cast votes on your behalf causing threat to democracy. Every political party will be focusing more towards easy route then working on real issues.
Bank data hacked
Threat about bank data hacked is always there because banks have always been at target of hackers. If your bank data is stolen then the criminals may get your exact financial information since all bank accounts are linked. You can be a soft target to criminals if they know your paying capacity. Consider basic example: pick pockets first track your activities and if they are sure you have money, they follow you. Imagine what can happen if criminals know you have a lot.
Social discrimination due to Aadhar card
There are fare chances of linking Aadhar card with population database that has all religion and caste related information. There can be social discrimination due to Aadhar card. Any government in power can use this data for their personal benefits. For example: Government is for the whole democracy but they can still spread any message among some selected portion of society. There is a threat of increased social discrimination based on religion, caste, social status, income group.
Threat to stability of country
What if Aadhar data is stolen or many be deleted from the servers. Though it is tough but there have been incidents of government data completely deleted (there are examples available) from system and no government officials has ever taken responsibility.
There can be many more issues related to Aadhar like finger prints not matching etc and people are struggling with this. We are at possible threat and it is government’s responsibility to ensure that our data is in secure hands.