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Corona kavach

  • IASbaba
  • March 28, 2020
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Corona kavach

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- Governance; Health

In News: 

  • Recently, the details of air travellers were leaked online raising privacy concerns. 

Key takeaways:

  • A forward of a list containing details of the passengers was received on number of social media platforms, which were forwarded further. 
  • The list included names, passport numbers, flight details, mobile phone numbers and addresses of all travellers. 
  • Apart from the threat of violence, each person on the list may be vulnerable to a number of crimes, like online fraud, electronic impersonation or identity theft
  • Beta app Corona Kavach has raised some red flags due to this leak. 

Important value additions:

Corona Kavach

  • It is a beta-version app by the Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology.
  • It is an app designed to track the location of COVID-19 infected people and alert subscribers when they come near their locations. 
  • It has already been downloaded by more than 100,000 people. 
  • It is mandatory for all COVID-19 patients to download the app to track their whereabouts.

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