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Aadhaar privacy: UIDAI introduces new ‘Virtual ID’ to secure data

Aadhaar privacy: UIDAI introduces new ‘Virtual ID’ to secure data

After widespread concerns of privacy, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) today introduced a new concept called ‘Virtual ID’ which Aadhaar-card holders can generate from its website and provide for various purposes which can include SIM verification, instead of sharing the actual 12-digit biometric ID.