Rahul Gandhi expresses protection concern against Aarogya Setu despite MHAs mandatory Advise

Speaking out towards the Aarogya Setu App on Saturday, former president of Congress Rahul Gandhi, said the program triggered significant data security issues. While the Ministry of Home Affairs made it mandatory to use the app, Former Congress Chief's Words created a Ruckus in Social Media.

Updated: May 03, 2020 09:53 IST


Hari Aditya


Data Security Threat in Aarogya Setu

Striking out on Saturday at the Aarogya Setu App, former president of Congress Rahul Gandhi, claimed that the proposal raised serious questions regarding data protection and privacy. He claimed that the program was a complex network of monitoring, outsourced to a private provider, and without centralized control. He said that while technology can keep us safe, it must not track citizens without their consent. On Friday the Home Affairs Ministry updated its instructions for the prolonged lockdown in India until May 17. In the MHA notice, the Center made the usage of its Aarogya Setu touch tracing software mandatory in containment zones and for all employees of public and private organizations. While the Centre has hailed the app as adhering to global standards, several Opposition leaders and privacy experts have raised issues with it.