The personal data can be pulled from a person's phone because of a security issue in widely used consumer-grade stalkerware or spyware, reports TechCrunch.
The IT ministry said it received a number of public grievances against frauds and the malpractices by few online instant loan applications available on internet including on Google PlayStore.
The data of Airtel customers contain telephone numbers, addresses, Aadhaar numbers and other details, according to the screenshots and a video shared by Rajaharia.
As cybercriminals sought to capitalise on large numbers of employees still working remotely, Microsoft appeared in 19 per cent of all brand phishing attempts globally, said the Brand Phishing Report for Q3 2020 by Check Point Research.
Following the complaints the DPC, the European Union's main data privacy regulator, reportedly launched two separate inquiries last month.
The draft bill mandates storage of critical data of individuals by internet companies within the country while sensitive data can be transferred overseas only after explicit consent of the data owner
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