Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Topic: Arogya Setu

Kerala High Court to hear Aarogya Setu petitions in September 2020

On Monday, a Single Judge Bench of the Kerala High Court heard a writ petition filed regarding third party data sharing and mandatory imposition of the Aarogya Setu app launched by the Union Government during the COVID-19 pandemic.

45 organizations, 100 prominent individuals push back against coercion of Aarogya Setu

Internet Freedom Foundation, an Indian non-governmental organization that conducts advocacy on digital rights and liberties, sent a joint representation to the Prime Minister's Office that is endorsed by 45 organizations and more than 100 individuals against the mandatory use of the Aarogya Setu App dated May 1, 2020.

Rahul Gandhi calls Aarogya Setu ‘a sophisticated surveillance system’

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi criticized the BJP government over the coronavirus tracking app Aarogya Setu as a "sophisticated surveillance system".

Union Govt’s Covid19 app could ramp up surveillance, experts warn

The application remains a privacy minefield and it does not adhere to principles of minimization, strict purpose limitation, transparency, and accountability, say experts at Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF).