Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
3. Discuss the lacunae with respect to privacy concerns and transparency in administering the Aarogya Setu app, what should be the ideal way that the govt. should follow to ensure privacy is not infringed?(250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why this question:
The author of the article presents a critical examination of the privacy concerns associated with Aarogya Setu app.
Key demand of the question:
Explain lacunae with respect to privacy concerns and transparency in administering the Aarogya Setu app, and suggest what should be the ideal way that the govt. should follow to ensure privacy is not infringed.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments
Structure of the answer:
Present briefly the concerns that have been making news around the Aarogya Setu app.
To start with explain the loopholes with the app. It breaches the fundamental right to privacy, it must have legislative sanction. Unclear safeguards against data theft and other breaches. App not open source; raises concerns. Take hints from the article and list down the issues and concerns involved. Suggest solutions to address the problem.
Conclude with way forward.