Explained: CoWIN data leak and why you should worry about privacy

How did the leak happen and why? And can it happen again?

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Earlier this week, newspapers were flooded with reports on the CoWIN data leak, through which the Aadhaar, passport details, and phone numbers of lakhs of Indians were made public on Telegram. The government staunchly denied that the database had been “breached directly”.

But how did the leak happen and why? Who were the high-profile individuals whose details were leaked as well? And why should you care?

We’ll unpack all these details and more. Watch.

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