[smc-discuss] Fwd: Urgent Request : Endorsement on Representation against Mandatory Use of Aarogya Setu for Workers

Pirate Praveen praveen at onenetbeyond.org
Thu Apr 30 05:21:52 PDT 2020

On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 4:54 pm, Nandakumar Edamana 
<nandakumar at nandakumar.co.in> wrote:
> I always speak against making the use of any app or mobile devices 
> mandatory, regardless of their privacy/freedom status. I haven't 
> tried Aarogya Setu nor read its privacy policy, so I can say nothing 
> about it in special. However, if SMC takes a stand against it after 
> verifying the allegations, I wouldn't say it's a bad move. Could 
> someone please share any links that would make cross-checking 
> possible? Has anybody in this list tried Arogya Setu?
You can read sflc India's analysis here 

> Also, what about the data collection by state govts? What are they 
> using? What is the privacy/freedom status of those apps/services?

There was blog post on smc blog -> 
https://blog.smc.org.in/sass-or-foss/ and a statement by FSCI -> 
https://fsci.in/statements/sprinklr-controversy-kerala-response/ on the 
recent controversy about using sprinklr in Kerala.

> NOTE: If there is anything political going on, I'm unaware of and 
> uninterested. My stand against privacy/freedom-killing apps and 
> services is truly unbiased, whether they are from Facebook or the 
> govt, or any political party.

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