As most of you know, FSMK conducted it’s annual camp in SIT, Tumkur this year. This was sponsored by SFLC.in
During one of the discussions organised by SFLC, Aadhar and it’s privacy issues were brought up. Since there was another topic opened here on discuss regarding Aadhar being forced on students for enrolment in IISc, I thought it would be the right time to discuss the privacy issues too.
While many(including me) are concerned about the biometrics Aadhar hoards, according to this article in Indian Expresses, it is pointed out that a card holder has the option of blocking the information about that person and nobody else will be able to unblock it.
To test out whether the blocking actually works, I tried it here. As to no surprise, it treated me with an internal error and I wasn’t able to block my biometrics.
I tried repeating the procedure and did not get an OTP at all. Like multiple times! I have at the moment dropped an email to see what their response will be.