Punishment for stealing UID data? $208K
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Punishment for stealing UID data? $208K

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 30 June 2010, 02:52 Hrs   |    12 Comments
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Punishment for stealing UID data? $208K
New Delhi: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is all set to ensure data security and maintain secrecy of information and in case of breach of privacy or impersonation, one can be fined 1 crore. For disclosing identity information, impersonation, giving wrong biometrics and unauthorised access to data, the draft bill proposes to make UIDAI a statutory body and provides for strict penalty, reports Mahendra Kumar Singh of the Economic Times.

The draft says that a person will be imprisoned upto three years or will have to pay a fine upto 10,000 if he or she "intentionally discloses, transmits, copies or otherwise disseminates any identity information collected in the course of enrollment or authentication to any person not authorised".

In the case of a company, the fine may extend to 1 lakh. Any person caught accessing Central Identities Data Repository (central databank) and is not authorised by UIDAI will be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and will be liable to a fine which shall not be less than 1 crore.

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Reader's comments(12)
1: Hmm Great thread! St. Augustine School of Medical Assistants
Posted by:WaineWenPerie - 11 Sep, 2011
2: Some people below(sunil etc) are blaming IT industry for inflation which is not true:
the factors which play a role are :

1.Indias farm sector is not upto full potential becuase for last two years we did not have adequate monsoon (rains) we are hopeing this year it will better.

2.indias enegry needs Petrol,Diesel,LPG gas are all imported from overseas and India spends a lot on it.

3.During Financial crisis the govt has had stimulus and subsidies but in the long term they have to go and is withdrawn in a phased manner.
Yes govt is proactive and trying alternative energy sources(solar) ,the ambanis did find gas in KG basin (it hepls but we need a bit more).
Iam praying the monsoon will have a better go in July .ALL FINGERS CROSSED.
Nandan is way ahead of others and it is illogical to take rajus name in every context
rama anne
sydney australia
Posted by:Rama mohana rao anne - 30 Jun, 2010
3: why are you ppl fighting on the amount that needs to be iposed on the person who leaks his/her identity. what is mnore importent is to keep your identity secreat i any case who wants to do illegal work out there? hmm... so its better that you stay in the boundary and work under the arms of law...
Posted by:shweta - 30 Jun, 2010
4: all the more important to protect your online identity and also secure your wi-fi access with strong passwords

What if A uses X's online identity and tries to access UIDAI data
Posted by:prashantn - 30 Jun, 2010
UID only replies y or n. It does not respond with data.
Vijay Replied to: prashantn - 30 Jun, 2010
6: Good
Posted by:Jyoti - 29 Jun, 2010
1 crore now a days is less money- take politicians for example every one has above 100Cr wealth.
Fine should also be in same levels.. say 20Cr or 50Cr..
vishnu vardhan Replied to: Jyoti - 30 Jun, 2010
Any hw politicians will escape in anyway. But what happens a middle class or a poor fellow leaks the details, from where will he pay 1 crore. He will sit in jail n have nice biryani and come out after three years as if he dint do any mistake. They should bring strict rules with strong punishments which he/she will never do again.
Sumod Replied to: vishnu vardhan - 30 Jun, 2010
what 100 C....min they will have 1000 C
bala Replied to: vishnu vardhan - 30 Jun, 2010
what a joke !
As if all our wretched politicians have been taken to task so far?

Nandan Nilekani has proven himself to be a thorough pedigreed clown whose set to fleece the nation for a fraudulent project of Gargantuan proportions.
And our law enforcers can count till 1 crore?
Surprise surprise as they are used to counting the 1000 Re bribery notes !
james jesse Replied to: bala - 30 Jun, 2010
This so-called IT Industry needs to be regulated ASAP. These guys are the real trigger of inflation, and Govt is doling out one after another tax holidays. Why on earth a small trader be taxed to bankruptcy while these meatbags will "create wealth" by tax evasion? Even then, these IT fellows are after swindling mega-crores under the garb of Govt Mega Projects.

Yeah... Nandan Nilekani is another Ramalingam Raaju, only Nilekani wants to ride the taxpayer, while Raju rode the shareholders.

Shame on you, IT Industry ! (We know you have none, but still 1 Billion people can hope)
sunil k Replied to: james jesse - 30 Jun, 2010
With only a thought of getting identified, criminals are shivering. The punishment to UID violators should be at least 5 years and loss of rights like citizenship and their introducer should lose voting right.
Vijay Replied to: sunil k - 30 Jun, 2010