Such a careless attitude to our privacy won’t do2 min read . Updated: 11 Jan 2021, 10:42 PM IST
The government should withdraw its proposal to let employers send their staff salary-credit notices via WhatsApp. It reveals a disposition that can muddy perceptions of labour reforms
Should salary-credit figures be conveyed via WhatsApp, employees would justifiably worry about its secrecy. It is one thing for social media to enable informal chats, quite another for any government to endorse its official use for information that people would not want divulged. Such an offhand disposition towards the privacy of our citizens could stymie other data initiatives. The government should pay more attention to this vital concern as it prepares to enact a data security law.