Do not share photocopies: Warns Aadhaar authority
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has sent a warning to people that they don't share photocopies of Aadhaar with any organisations citing its misuse, according to ndtv.com.
As per the suggestion, "Use masked Aadhaar which displays only the last 4 digits of the Aadhaar number that can be downloaded from UIDAI's official website https://myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in."
Any Aadhaar number can be verified at https://myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/verifyAadhaar. Offline, one can scan the QR code on eAadhaar or Aadhaar letter or Aadhaar PVC card using a QR code scanner in the mAadhaar mobile application, said UIDAI.
"Please avoid using a public computer at an internet cafe/kiosk to download an e-Aadhaar. However, if you do so, please ensure that you delete all the downloaded copies of e-Aadhaar permanently from that computer," the release added.
"Only those organizations that have obtained a User License from the UIDAI can use Aadhaar for establishing the identity of a person. Unlicensed private entities like hotels or film halls are not permitted to collect or keep copies of Aadhaar card. It is an offence under the Aadhaar Act 2016. If a private entity demands to see Aadhaar card or seeks a photocopy of Aadhaar card, please verify that they have a valid User License from the UIDAI," it elaborated.