NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked the government over the “ privacy concerns “of the Aarogya Setu app , evoking a strong response from Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who said the Congress leader spoke a” new lie “daily.
The senior BJP leader said the app is a “powerful companion” which protects people in wake of the Covid – pandemic.
Rahul Gandhi had earlier alleged that the Aarogya Setu app is a “sophisticated surveillance system” outsourced to a private operator, raising serious data security and privacy concerns in India.
Prasad while responding to the allegations said the app has a “robust data security” architecture.
Taking a dig at the leader and the Congress party, Prasad added that those “who indulged in surveillance all their lives, won ‘t know how tech can be leveraged for good. ”
“Daily a new lie. Aarogya Setu is a powerful companion which protects people. It has a robust data security architecture. Those who indulged in surveillance all their lives, won’t know how tech can be leveraged for good! ” Prasad said in a tweet.
Clarifying that the app is not outsourced to any private operator, Prasad asked Rahul Gandhi to “stop outsourcing” his tweets to his cronies who do not understand India.
Daily a new lie. Aarogya Setu is a powerful companion which protects people. It has a robust data security archit… https://t.co/cYkBukFoVy— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) 823
Aarogya Setu is now being appreciated globally. The App is NOT outsourced to any private operator. Mr. Gandhi real… https://t.co/tpyLZqV4ii— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) 1256599550627741697
The Central government on Saturday said that it has made it compulsory for all its employees to download the Aarogya setu app and urged private entitles to also ask their employees to use it.
The Union home ministry also said the mobile app will be must for people living in Covid – containment zones.
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