The Inside Man

“We are hoping the police will help us identify how it was done when they arrest the suspects. The investigation is on and we would not like to comment. However, there has been no breach, no leakage and no theft of data. and we have been able to maintain the security,’’ said an a UIDAI official.

This of course breaks the eKYC consent framework at it’s heart. When people use an unknown mobile app to do self eKYC, it means the purpose for which they are doing it is largely left to the owner of the App. This is a big problem. Who knows how many other such Apps used this loop hole to get one hundred sim cards and re-issue them to our friends across the border?

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