Opposition parties are asking for immediate action for the alleged CoWin Data breach, saying that the app was not secure as the people’s data who registered with the CoWin portal was leaked earlier this week. At the same time, the government denies that and says that the portal is secure, and these statements are without any basis.
CoWIN Data Breach
Union Minister of State for Information Technology, Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, has responded to the opposition on this CoWIN Data Breach matter by saying that it does not appear that the CoWIn database was directly breached. But the congress leaders are demanding a high level of judicial probe to look into this matter to investigate the extent of the danger of this CoWIn data breach and the privacy of the Indian people.
K C Venugopal, general secretary of the Congress, said that the government must protect the privacy of the people of India before anything else. And now it has been clear that no Indian can trust the government with their private information. He further demanded a high-level judicial probe to identify the extent of this danger to the privacy of people registered with the CoWin Portal due to the carelessness of the government.
He also responded to the Union Minister of State for Electronics and Technology Chandrasekhar. He said, “I am appalled at your casual response to the privacy breach of 1.4 billion Indians.”
Jairam Ramesh, in charge as general secretary of Congress, also hit on Chandrasekhar. He said if the minister says the database was not directly breached, it was linked with some third-party database. If yes, then in which database and how has the breach happened? He also asked what steps have been taken by the Modi Government to secure the private data of crores of Indians who have trusted the government with their personal details.