Union Cabinet approves amendment to Aadhaar Act proposing regulatory role for UIDAI with power to impose stiff penalties for violation of norms

In a significant development, the Union Cabinet on Monday approved amendments to the Aadhaar Act under which the Aadhaar-issuing authority UIDAI will assume a regulatory role with enhanced power to take enforcement actions on misuse of the national biometric ID and impose stiff penalties for violations such as failure to obtain consent for authentication and in case of data breaches, news agency PTI reported.

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