Sakshi Dhoni, wife of former Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni, took to Twitter after the cricketer’s Aadhaar details were erroneously made public on Tuesday.
Sakshi brought the privacy data breach to the notice of information and technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Twitter after e-governance agency Common Services Center (CSC) posted MS Dhoni’s personal Aadhaar details on the micro-blogging site.
Earlier on Tuesday, the CSC official Twitter handle had reportedly tweeted a photo of MS Dhoni’s Aadhaar application form. The tweet was later deleted. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad liked the tweet, without noticing that Dhoni’s personal details had been unwittingly made public. He also tweeted a photo of Dhoni giving his bio-metric detais to a CSC representative.
Sakshi apprised the minister of the violation by replying to his tweet.
“Is there any privacy left? Information of Adhaar card, including application, is made public property,” she said.
The minister initially denied there had been any such violation and question Sakshi if the tweet had divulged any personal information.
In response, Sakshi shared the CSC’s tweet of Dhoni’s Aadhaar details with the minister.
“Thanks for bringing this to my notice. Sharing personal information is illegal. Serious action will be taken against this,” Ravi Shankar Prasad replied.
Sakshi thanked the IT minister for his “prompt reply”.
While its original tweet was deleted, CSC later posted the same image of MS Dhoni on Twitter, saying, “Former India cricket captain MD Dhoni