How to Check Where Your Aadhaar Number Details are Getting Used

It is a matter of debate if your private personal details are safe to be shared publically to various organizations like telecom industries, bank institutes various electronic wallet services like PayTM, Freecharge etc. There was also news about data breach from UDAI database.

But what if you want to know where your personal details like Name, Address, Date of birth, Photo, Biometric details are getting used? Are these in safe hands?

Now it is possible to get information about which entity is using your personal detail.

Let’s get to know who using your personal details.

Step 1) Go to the official site of UIDAI

Step 2) Now scroll down to the section “Aadhaar Services

Step 3) On Next screen enter details including your Adhaar Number, Security Code then click on Send OTP

Step 4) Next screen will ask for details like type of Information like

DemographicBiometric, OTP

  • Demographic authentication: The Aadhaar number and demographic information of the Aadhaar number holder obtained from the Aadhaar number holder is matched with the demographic information of the Aadhaar number holder in the CIDR.
  • Biometric-based authentication: The Aadhaar number and biometric information submitted by an Aadhaar number holder are matched with the biometric information of the said Aadhaar number holder stored in the CIDR. This may be fingerprints-based or iris-based authentication or other biometric modalities based on biometric information stored in the CIDR.
  • One-time pin based authentication: A One Time Pin (OTP), with limited time validity, is sent to the mobile number and/ or e-mail address of the Aadhaar number holder registered with the Authority, or generated by other appropriate means. The Aadhaar number holder shall provide this OTP along with his Aadhaar number during authentication and the same shall be matched with the OTP generated by the Authority.\
  • Multi-factor authentication: A combination of two or more of the above modes may be used for authentication.

Date range and Number of records then OTP you received on registered mobile.

After filling these details you will be taken to the next screen will be like the image below


Here you can check which service if using Adhaar detail and which type of information they are using.

To remove your personal details you can now contact these entities to remove your personal details.

As per verdict by SC of India Adhaar card is not required now for SIM card and Bank Account.

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