POSTED BY October 9, 2018 NO COMMENTSON
Aadhaar card is becoming the most important documents a person in India can have and it’s very critical to secure its details from hackers and those who might try to steal your data. Some months back, even MS Dhoni’s Aadhaar data was leaked.
So today we will talk on how you can lock your Aadhaar card bio-metric details and prevent others to access your data, and also how to unlock it back later.
At the time of applying for Aadhaar card, you gave your photo, fingerprints and iris details (eye scan) which is called as biometric details.
Now a days, every organizations like phone companies, financial organizations have come up with the concept of e-KYC, where they will just enter your 12 digit Aadhaar number into their Aadhaar-based authentication system instead of asking for all your details when you want to open any account, and it will access all your information like name, date of birth, address etc. from the Aadhaar database.
If you lock your bio-metric details then no one will have the authority to use it without your permission. Not even any government institution. If you want to perform e-KYC then you can unlock it for 10 minutes, after that it will lock again automatically.
This locking and unlocking can be done only through online and your mobile number or mail ID must be registered in your Aadhaar.
Unlocking Aadhaar details gives you two options which are unlocking on temporary basis and on permanent basis. Here are the steps to unlock.
To make your Aadhaar card details secure is the primary benefit of this feature. Here are some other points which will tell you why this feature is important.
For this your registered mobile number must be in use because the OTP required will be send on only registered number.
You can click on this video given below to see the feature.
What if I don’t have access on my Aadhaar registered mobile number or E-mail ID?
As per our conversation with the Aadhaar customer care executive on their contact No. 1947, if you don’t have your registered mobile number or E-mail ID in use, you cannot go further for the online procedure to update or Lock/Unlock your details.
In that case, you have to visit the Aadhaar center with the Xerox copy of your Aadhaar, fill the required details and submit it.