An Indian carrier’s data leak underscores the need for privacy laws in the country

Earlier this week, an unknown entity published personal details of subscribers to Reliance Jio, a mobile carrier based in India. The data was available through a search engine and included people’s names, phone numbers, and email addresses. And while tech news outlet Medianama confirms that some of the information was legitimate, Jio said in a statement that it believes the leaked material is ‘unauthentic.’ It’s worth noting that the information included a field for users’ Aadhaar numbers, the unique identification number issued by the government to more than 80 percent of Indian citizens so they can do things like apply…

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