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Aadhaar data cannot be hacked: Centre

Panaji: The biometric data of Aadhaar cannot be hacked even if someone tried a billion times, Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday, while calling the data storage system “completely safe and secure”.
“… the system contains my fingerprints and my iris scan, kept in a safe and secure condition which cannot be broken into even with billion efforts,” Prasad said at a public function organised here.
The minister said that Aadhaar authorities conduct nearly one crore authentications every second.
“Do you know how many authentications we do every three seconds? Three crore. Do you know how many bank accounts are linked to Aadhaar? 80 crore accounts. And Aadhaar is your homegrown technology (at) one dollar each and completely safe and secure with proper parliamentary approval.”
“(It is) so tough that even if I disclose information regarding a fingerprint and iris scan to an unknown person, except in case of national security, I can be prosecuted. That is the inclusive part we have done,” Prasad said, lauding the Modi government for “taking rapid steps in making India more digital”. (IANS)

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