News | 27/08/2020 07:25 AM | Click to read full article
“There is so much information the app wants from every individual, including pictures. Many are just scared and threaten us if we persist.”
Considered key tools in stemming the pandemic, the rollout of Punjab’s Corona Virus Alert (COVA) app, and the dozens of tracing apps being used by different Indian states have been mired in concerns over privacy issues. While Aarogya Setu has faced significant scrutiny, not much is known about how the state apps work.