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Step taken to facilitate sharing of tax evasion data with the US.
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The move is likely to raise more security and privacy concerns.
While Aadhaar promoters claim that database access will not be provided to any agency and will be secure from foreign intelligence agencies, the fact that UIDAI is itself contracted to receive technical support from American companies to build the database is a chink in this armour. This means that they can be called upon, by US law, to reveal information relevant to legitimate operations in the United States if asked to do so by the US government or its network of security agencies.