Facebook asks for Aadhaar details for new account; an optional feature, not mandatory
Even though mandatory Aadhaar linkage to various services faces legal challenge and evokes privacy concerns Facebook now needs Aadhaar while creating a new account. Facebook is testing a new feature which encourages those opening new accounts to submit their names as in their Aadhaar cards. Facebook is prompting such messages requiring Aadhaar details however not everyone is receiving such message while opening a new account. Facebook has said that says this is a new feature and only a few of the users would see this. According to Facebook, this is an optional prompt and users are not required to enter the name on their Aadhaar card.