Arogya Setu mobile application is a “sophisticated surveillance system”: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said Arogya Setu mobile application is a “sophisticated surveillance system” outsourced to a private operator, raising serious data security and privacy concerns.

“The Arogya Setu app, is a sophisticated surveillance system, outsourced to a pvt operator, with no institutional oversight – raising serious data security & privacy concerns. Technology can help keep us safe; but fear must not be leveraged to track citizens without their consent,” he said on Twitter.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad hits back at Rahul Gandhi’s ‘tracking’ charge over the Aarogya Setu app. ‘Those who indulged in surveillance all their lives, won’t know how tech can be leveraged for good!,’ tweets Ravi Shankar Prasad.

“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. Justifying that the app is not outsourced to any private operator, the minister asked Rahul to ‘sto outsourcing’ his tweets to his cronies who do not understand the country.

“Aarogya Setu is now being appreciated globally. The App is NOT outsourced to any private operator. Mr. Gandhi really high time that you stop outsourcing your tweets to your cronies who do not understand India,” he said in another tweet.