Allegations raised about state police that they are widely leaking public information under the hideout of Covid spread. Data collection is done by forcing various mobile apps to be installed.
During the last week, many people who had been tested Covid positive and switch to quarantine have called from police stations and instructed compulsory to install the Covid Safety Kerala Police app.
There has been plenty of uproar about being compelled to download the app, even if they travel to places outside Kerala. Earlier, it had alleged that the police were forcibly installing applications like Pol App and B Safe.
Covid Safety is a Bluetooth-based GPS tracking app. Patients from local stations are asked to install the app. Many are forced to install it.
According to legal experts, police intervention on this subject that doesn’t come within their authority is an invasion of privacy. Experts say the Kerala Police have no authority to order Covid patients or those traveling outside of Kerala to download the app. The ultimate aim of the police is to collect public information through the mobile app.
There is a growing demand on social media that this is a threat to the public’s safety and that the police should immediately withdraw from such heinous acts.
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