What are the Data protection and privacy measures taken by UIDAI ?

The UIDAI has the obligation to ensure the security and confidentiality of the data collected. The data will be collected on software provided by the UIDAI and encrypted to prevent leaks in transit. The UIDAI has a comprehensive security policy to ensure the safety and integrity of its data. There are security and storage protocols in place. UIDAI has published guidelines in this regard which is available on its website. Penalties for any security violation will be severe, and include penalties for disclosing identity information. There are civil and criminal penal consequences for unauthorised access to CIDR – including hacking, and penalties for tampering with data in the CIDR.