The UIDAI’s been firefighting ever since. First, they filed an FIR naming The Tribune and its reporter Rachna Khaira. Then, they announced a security upgrade – a new system in which access needs to be authenticated by the fingerprint of the Aadhaar holder and the data available will be restricted to that person. Unrestricted access given thus far was revoked for everyone, according to a report in The Economic Times.
And now, the latest damage control measure – a Virtual ID or VID.
Can the introduction of these Virtual IDs answer the concerns raised by the data breach and the security loopholes it exposed? And is it a security measure that has come too late in the day for the security of your Aadhaar data?
Source : https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/2018/01/12/aadhaar-virtual-id-how-to-use-uidai-new-damage-control-measure