Today, we wrote to the Standing Committee for Information Technology which is is actively considering the issue of, "citizens data security and privacy" on the lack of any clear legal basis or legislative framework for contact tracing apps such as Aarogya Setu. As per prior analysis, since such applications are without a legal basis or have any enforceable limitation are a, "privacy minefield". Now, because they are being made mandatory it is leading to second order harms such as exclusion. Non-compliance from installation of Aarogya Setu can also potentially lead to criminal prosecution. Due to this and more, it is incredibly important that the Standing Committee commence urgent hearings.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/get-up-stand-up-for-our-privacy-rights/