IN: TRAI betrays privacy

The editors of the Deccan Chronicle in India address a breach noted earlier this week:

In an appalling act of recklessness, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has compromised the privacy of over a million Internet users of the country by publishing online all the responses of their consultation paper on Net neutrality. Either the bureaucrats running Trai are ignorant of how the Internet works or they were simply getting back at the virtual unanimity in opposing the erosion of the equity of providing Internet service by telecom companies creating shortcuts for corporates. Not only are all the 11 lakh email IDs in the public domain but all the addresses and phone numbers of those who may have put such details in their mails as part of their emailing template.

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