29 Mar India PM Accused of Breaching Privacy Laws with Personal App
A security researcher recently revealed that the personal app of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been violating the privacy of around 5 million users that installed it.
Twitter user @fs0c131y, also known as “Elliot Alderson” divulged that Modi’s app sends back information such as the user’s IP and phone identifier to narendramodi.in without the user’s consent.
Alderson added that the app violates the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) since it is also available to users in Europe, and also breaches Google’s data collection policies. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party expectedly denied the claims and explained that the data was collected for analytical and content personalization purposes.
Source: The Register