Opinion | On the proportionality of Aarogya Setu5 min read . Updated: 08 Jul 2020, 10:36 AM IST
- Aarogya Setu appears to be a classic example of technological-solutionism
- Coupled with inadequate privacy protection, it does not appear to be proportionate
The excessive push for Aarogya Setu by the government as the major instrument in our fight against covid has been extraordinary. While several commentators have raised serious concerns about the privacy and trust issues related to the app based approach, a careful analysis of its proportionality also requires a scrutiny of its effectiveness and utility. This is especially important because no detailed and credible evaluation of its efficacy is as yet publicly available.
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