TRAI Chief Breaks Silence; Says Disclosure of Aadhar ‘Does Not’ Increase Digital Vulnerabilities

Megha Goswami

 

New Delhi: 

 

TRAI Chairman Mr. R.S. Sharma who was in news lately for posting his Aadhar card number on Twitter and challenging the users to do him harm has finally broken his silence on the issue. He has recently said that disclosing your Aadhar number does not increase your digital vulnerabilities. Moreover, he also mentioned that he did not intend to encourage others to post their Aadhar numbers online.

 

Sharma was talking on the matter on the sidelines of a conference during which TRAI had mentioned that its two mobile apps do not pose a hindrance to the apps designed for reporting pesky calls. Moreover, the MYCall app as revealed by TRAI would be available on the UMANG platform.

 

Sharma while giving a reply to a question asked during the conference said, “I have made it very clear that the intention was not really to abet other people to publish their Aadhaar number.”

 

Following this incident, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had specifically told the public not to disclose their Aadhar numbers online. It had also released a statement saying, “Such activities are uncalled for and should be refrained as these are not in accordance with the law.”

 

Twitter got very busy with a war raging over the challenge given by the TRAI chief when he disclosed his Aadhar number and said that he challenges people to do him harm through his Aadhar number. Though many users claimed to hack his bank account and email, Sharma simply refuted such reports.

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