Audio podcast: How private is your data?

Ashraf Engineer

February 10, 2021

The latest update to Whatsapp’s privacy policy has been controversial, to say the least. It’s also brought under the microscope the data collected by the apps and websites you use, how it’s gathered and what it’s used for. The Supreme Court has ruled that privacy is a fundamental right but is your data – gathered by various entities, including the government – truly secure?

Apurva Singh, volunteer legal counsel with the Delhi-based Software Freedom Law Center, explains how your sensitive data is collected – and often compromised – on virtually a daily basis and what you can do about it.