UIDAI Extends Aadhaar Lock & Unlock Feature for Enhanced Security

UIDAI extends Aadhaar Lock & Unlock feature for three months, allowing Indian residents to protect their personal data. The deadline for updating Aadhaar details online is set for June 14, 2024.

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UIDAI Extends Aadhaar Lock & Unlock Feature for Enhanced Security

UIDAI Extends Aadhaar Lock & Unlock Feature for Enhanced Security

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has announced the extension of the Aadhaar Lock & Unlock feature for an additional three months, from December 15, 2023, to March 14, 2024. This security measure allows Indian residents to protect their personal data by locking and unlocking their Aadhaar number for authentication purposes.

Why this matters: The extension of the Aadhaar Lock & Unlock feature highlights the importance of data security and privacy in the digital age, particularly in a country with a large and growing online population. By empowering citizens to control access to their personal data, the UIDAI is setting a precedent fordata protection and security measures that can have far-reaching implications for individuals and organizations alike.

The UIDAI has been making significant efforts to enhance the accessibility and user-friendliness of the Aadhaar update process. Recently, they introduced a free online platform for individuals to update their Aadhaar information, making it more convenient for residents to keep their personal details up to date.

The deadline for updating Aadhaar details online has been set for June 14, 2024. This provides ample time for Indian residents to review and update their information, ensuring the accuracy and security of their personal data.

In addition to the Aadhaar Lock & Unlock feature, the UIDAI has also introduced the concept of the 'Baal Aadhaar' Card, also known as the Blue Aadhaar Card, specifically designed for children under the age of five. This initiative aims to streamline the process of enrolling young children in the Aadhaar system.

The extension of the Aadhaar Lock & Unlock feature for an additional three months underscores the importance of this security measure for Indian residents. By providing individuals with the ability to control access to their Aadhaar data, the UIDAI is empowering citizens to safeguard their personal information and prevent unauthorized use.

Key Takeaways

  • UIDAI extends Aadhaar Lock & Unlock feature to March 14, 2024.
  • Citizens can lock/unlock Aadhaar number for authentication purposes.
  • Deadline for online Aadhaar updates is June 14, 2024.
  • 'Baal Aadhaar' Card introduced for children under 5 years old.
  • Aadhaar Lock & Unlock feature empowers citizens to safeguard personal data.