We write to Government asking them to stop public access to Vahan

Reports emerged early this morning, that a vehicle registration database developed by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MoRTH) called Vahan, which is accessible (to different degrees) by third parties and the public, maybe being misused by rioters for purposes of targeted violence. Although these reports have not been confirmed,   sharing and aggregation of public datasets by departments like MoRTH lead to potential risks of safety and fundamental freedoms. With the help of Srinivas Kodali who provided some timely insights and inputs we have co-developed a response to various departments of the Central Government and the Chief Minister of Delhi, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal. In it we asked them to take immediate remedial measures.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/we-have-written-to-government-asking-them-to-stop-risks-of-misuse-of-government-datasets/