The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman RS Sharma faced an embarrassment on micro-blogging site Twitter after his challenged went down the hill. The TRAI chairman on Saturday had disclosed his Aadhaar number and challenged people to show how mere knowledge of the unique number could leak other details.
A few minutes after RS Sharma got trolled when some Tweets disclosed his personal details like PAN card number, bank account number, residential address and mobile number. Netizens also shared RS Sharma’s photographs and even the chat threads using the information, say reports.
RS Sharma’s Aadhaar challenge has been trending on the Internet and got more than 2,850 retweets and 4000 likes. Seeking to debunk the theory that Aadhaar compromises the privacy of the person, RS Sharma in a tweet said, “Yeh details koi state secret Nahin Hain (These details are no state secret).”
Responding to Sharma’s Tweet, a French cyber expert wrote,”People managed to get your personal address, DoB (date of birth) and your alternate phone number. I stop here, I hope you will understand why to make your #Aadhaar number public is not a good idea.”
Earlier, RK Sharma was holding the chair of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Director General and has been supporting the Aadhaar initiative. In cognizance to the safety of Aadhaar data, Sharma threw the challenge and got trolled.
“No I did not challenge them for phone number and other info. I challenged them for causing me harm! So far no success. Wish them luck,” Sharma wrote on Twitter