The next few days are going to be interesting for Union home ministry officials. They are slated to face questions from at least two parliamentary standing committees. On Tuesday, the parliamentary standing committee on information technology will grill representatives of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Ministry of Home Affairs
on citizens’ data security and privacy. On Wednesday, the parliamentary committee on home affairs, headed by Congress leader Anand Sharma, will have the home secretary brief it on the “management of Covid-19 pandemic and coordination with state governments, phased unlocking, resumption of economic activities, inter-state movement of people and goods and state of preparedness”.
The pandemic has made fraudsters more creative. In the past few weeks, many have received WhatsApp messages from bogus “friends and family members”, asking for financial help to tide over medical emergencies. The supporting pictures are easy to obtain from Facebook and other social media posts. These pictures are then posted as WhatsApp profile pictures by them while making an appeal. The police, meanwhile, are unable to help because they are busy with the curfew/containment duty.
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