Earlier this week, news broke that the CoWin App, an app indigenously developed during the pandemic to track immunisation & issue vaccine certificates was breached. A telegram account was showing the personal details of many people including senior members of the parliament. The alleged leak is said to impact more than 100 core individuals who have secured vaccinations after signing up through the CoWIN portal. This includes more than 4 crore children between the age of 12-14 and over 37 crore people over the age of 45, a significant part of which could be senior citizens.
In this episode, Suno India's Editor-In-Chief, Padma Priya spoke with Srinivas Kodali, a digital rights expert on what this leak means for us & why it is important for us to pay attention to similar data breaches.