Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official app, NaMo that got caught up in the controversy relating to a series of recently exposed cases of data breach, does not ask for a blanket access to the users' personal data, the government sources said on Sunday.
"Contrary to Rahul's lies, fact is that data is being used for only analytics using third party service, similar to Google Analytics".
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Prasad recently insisted that the Congress has used the services of Cambridge Analytica and said several media reports about the opposition party using the services of the firm had appeared in October and November a year ago and it never denied those stories till the BJP raised the issue.
"We also take this opportunity to encourage Rahul Gandhi to download NaMo App to keep himself appraised of the good things happening in India", the BJP4India said. "What kind of chowkidari (watchman's job) is Narendra Modi doing", he asked. It added that analytics on user data is done to offer users contextual content. Users have to accept the data collection and must be able to opt out of it.
The IT service is investigating the issue of abuse of information, and exploring steps that can be taken to ensure protection of user information against misuse, without curbing the social media offtake in the country. The Congress had challenged the decision in the High Court, accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of misusing its power. "He is so rattled by the Cambridge Analytica expose that he daily tries to divert attention from it, yesterday it was the judiciary and today it Namo App".
This has come at a time when data leak scandal involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, and the many reports of Aadhaar data leakage have been recently discussed at length. "All they do is scare the masses about technology while they continue to steal data using "Brahmastra" of Cambridge Analytica".