An agency which helps Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) enrol citizens for Aadhaar has shared the personal details of ace cricketer MS Dhoni on social media apparently out of over-enthusiasm.
Union Law and Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was informed about the breach by Dhoni's wife Sakshi Singh on Twitter, was prompt to promise action.
The agency's Common Services Center (CSC) had posted a tweet on Tuesday through its handle @CSCegov, saying: "Ace cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his family get their Aadhaar updated at VLE Mariya Farooqui's CSE at Ranchi, Jharkhand."
Prasad was tagged in the tweet. It included a photograph of the cricketer with a CSC representative and another picture of his personal details on what appeared to be the Aadhaar website. The tweet with the details was later deleted.
"Is there any privacy left? Information of Aadhaar card, including application, is made public property," Singh tweeted.
Prasad, while thanking Singh for bringing the issue to his notice, said, "Sharing personal information is illegal. Serious action will be taken against this."