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1/7 🚨 #DataBreach Alert 🚨: Personal data of COVID-19 vaccine recipients in India has reportedly been leaked online via a bot on #Telegram. #CyberSecurity #PrivacyMatters Image
2/7 📲 The bot allowed users to input a mobile number and it would respond with personal info connected to the number, including name, gender, DOB, and vaccination center. #InfoSec #DataLeak Image
3/7 📂 The leaked data also includes personal info on several politicians and journalists. This is a serious breach of privacy with significant implications. #DataProtection #PrivacyRights
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💣💣 The inevitable has happened. #CoWINDataLeak reported by @thefourthlive @ManoramaDaily is a largest #DigitalPublicInfrastructure disaster.

Thread on some impacts.
1. What happened? What data points are exposed?

A : A telegram bot allows to query - what possibly appears entire #CoWIN database by mobile number / #Aadhaar & returns vaccination details if exists.

Name, Mobile, Gender, ID Proof used (Aadhaar/Passport), Vax centre address
If a single number of used for entire family, it returns all members who used the same number.

RS Sharma, Meenakshi Lekhi, KC Venugopal are some of whose data was available.

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The Fourth yesterday reported about a huge #CoWinDataLeak yesterday. There was a telegram Not which allowed to search against phone numbers or aadhaar for vaccine data. Exposed details includes

Family details(who took vaccination under the same number) and below fields Image
This is potentially one among the largest data leaks so far and looks like everyone who took vaccination via #Cowin is part of this database. They could verify many in this DB

@b_sreejan from The Fourth done a thread here
Today @Onmanorama covers this as front page lead story , after independently verifying the same. They also carry information hidden in the screenshot of health secretary Rajesh Bhushan and family ImageImage
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Hi Everyone,
It is Thursday and time for a new episode of #CapitalCalculus on @StratNewsGlobal
This time it is a conversation with @AnandaramSanjay on how India's public digital infrastructure is the country's latest calling card in soft power
Traditionally India’s soft power has been defined around Yoga, Cuisine, Bollywood and Art.
In the last 10 years India’s has acquired a new calling card: its home grown software applications for public good.
Whether it be @UIDAI #CoWin @UPI_NPCI or @JanDhanYojana they have one common feature: an open digital architecture; it enables anyone to build applications on top of these digital rails.
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Vaccination data is shared equally between UNDP, BMGF, eGov - That all 3 is funded by @BillGates is connecting thread. #CoWIN #VaccinationCertificate #HealthData loot. -- Also #Modi photo to appease the political head of state to keep the loot silent.
$ 3.9 M - That is how much was 'donated' by GAVI to UNDP for hosting #CoWIN system. Don't be a fool to think that data hasn't gone back to funders. Image
Another $3M Image
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Union Finance Minister Smt. @nsitharaman attended earlier today the Development Committee Meeting of the World Bank in Washington D.C. (1/4)
Finance Minister Smt. @nsitharaman stated that India’s economic growth in the current year is estimated to be 8.9 per cent, highest among all large economies and reflects India’s #resilience and #strong #recovery. (2/4)
Finance Minister stated that India voluntarily offered COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network platform #CoWIN to all countries & is willing to provide assistance for other public-goods platforms, recognising the importance of replication of proven & scalable digital platforms. (3/4)
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PM @narendramodi addresses the 76th session at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, USA; themed on 'Building resilience through hope - to recover from Covid-19.' #UNGA
For the last 1.5 years, the world has been grappling with the worst pandemic it has seen in the 100 years. I pay tribute to all those who have lost their lives amidst this pandemic: PM @narendramodi #UNGA
I come from a country that is known as the mother of democracy. On 15th August, we have entered the 75th year of our independence. We take pride in our diversity: PM @narendramodi at #UNGA
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Essential government benefits cannot be made conditional on vaccination status!

'No vaccination, no pension,' a #Karnataka Deputy Commissioner had said — and we followed up on its legal basis.

Could there be one? Follow this thread 👇🏽 1/n…
It was reported that for BPL & anthyodaya cardholders, vaccination was compulsory to receive benefits. In the face of outrage, the #Karnataka DC clarified that no such order was passed. While this immediate threat has diminished, we've seen multiple such statements recently. 2/n
In the present context of the COVID-19 pandemic, to deny people essential rations (or other government benefits) for being unvaccinated would only exacerbate the existing food and nutrition crisis.

IMPORTANT: Are such steps even legal? We broke it down for you. 🧵 3/n Similar statements have been given in recent times:  5 April
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With an increasingly reliable data of infections, hospitalisations and deaths despite vaccination, it would be prudent and a legal obligation to revoke all permissions of emergency use of vaccines. Ignoring these conditions and deaths is criminal negligence. @WHO @CDCgov @US_FDA Image
#MIGPAR Action: Israel: “There are so many breakthrough infections that they dominate and most of the hospitalized patients are actually vaccinated,” says Uri Shalit, a bioinformatician at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion)…. #DigitalIndia @PTLB
Almost half of Covid-19 patients admitted to hospital so far this week have been fully vaccinated, the HSE director-general has said…. #DigitalIndia #IndiaAt75
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#BombayHC bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish Kulkarni is hearing a PIL filed by one Siddharth Chandrashekhar highlighting vaccination fraud at various sites in #Mumbai.

Adv Anita Shekhar-Castellino for Chandrashekhar.
Sr Adv Anil Sakhare for @mybmc
Aruna Kamat-Pai, Public Prosecutor for State.
Sakhare: 2,774 odd number of people cheated. Over 1,000 of these people approached us, we have checked them. There are no complaints. @MumbaiPolice report shows that saline water was used in these fake vaccine camps.

#bombayhc #VaccineFraud
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Nandan Nilekani To Join Government Panel To Curb Digital Monopolies… via @ndtv

Irony just got its jab and #CoWIN certificate
How many digital monopolies were built by Nandan
The @DIPPGOI announced a committee previously on e-commerce.…
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Are these countries also importing vaccines from India? Is #CoWIN being bundled here for vaccine access in the name of demand management tech? cc @anivar @asdofindia
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PM @narendramodi to address #CoWIN Global Conclave, today

Join #CoWINGlobalConclave at ⏰ 3 PM

Watch live
I convey my sincere condolences for all the lives lost to the #Pandemic, in all the countries

There is no parallel to such a pandemic in a hundred years

- PM @narendramodi addressing #CoWINGlobalConclave

#Vaccination is the best hope for humanity to emerge successfully from the pandemic

Right from beginning, India decided to adopt a completely digital approach while planning our vaccination strategy

- PM @narendramodi

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Dr. N K Arora, Chairman of India's #COVID19 Working Group of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) speaks to @DDNewslive on India's COVID-19 Vaccination Drive, stay tuned for LIVE updates (1/n)🧵
India has currently 2 vaccines-COVISHIELD & COVAXIN. The interval between 2 doses of COVAXIN is 4 wks & consistent studies have shown that this is the right interval: Dr. Arora, Chairman, NTAGI explains why we decided to expand gap between 2 #COVISHIELD doses to 12-16 wks
Initial studies on #COVISHIELD were very heterogeneous. Some countries like UK went for 12 wks dose interval when they introduced the vaccine.While we were privy to this data, when we decided our interval, we went for 4 wks interval based on our bridging trial data:Dr Arora
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1/ #Vaccination #Adivasi #COVID thread; day begins with an orientation meeting to #Solega #Adivasi leadership on #vaccination at a hamlet; we address doubts and misconceptions; leaders criticise the stereotype of #Tribal Community as being hesitant and "running away";
2/ ask that officials & NGOs engage meaningfully and respectfully with their leadership at multiple levels; refuse the idea that they are ALL hesitant which often prevails among "others"; they explain what is the best way of engaging #Adivasi communities
3/ They offer to identify #COVID volunteers in each podu (hamlet); volunteers can be oriented in small groups & shall help with obtaining proper consent and participation of their elders;
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#BombayHighCourt is hearing the PIL raising grievances concerning booking of vaccination slots on the #Cowin vaccination portal.

#COVID19 #COVIDVaccination
Adv Jamsheed Master submits on behalf of the petitioner, Yogeeta Vanzara, that in the state of Maharashtra, in places like Kolhapur plans till June 30 are published, in places like Gadchiroli and Nandurbar, weekly plans are published.

#COVIDVaccination #BombayHighCourt
Master: My only prayer is that similar plans may be adopted by us. Having a plan helps people to plan their office leave, plan for their old parents. And in general it will save time.

#COVIDVaccination #BombayHighCourt
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Dear @CMOTamilnadu @mkstalin @Subramanian_ma sir, #Erode has severe strategy lapse for vaccination. No updates in #Cowin and offline updates provided directly at respective UPHC’s who provide only tokens. Ppl standing in queue since 3 AM.
There is a lockdown in the state and it’s not possible to visit the UPHC for checking availability and details for next day as the updates are done the prior day evening. There is no information from district authorities thru press or aggressive communication.
I heard about the vaccination information once thru the broadcast speaker which is attached to the corporation garbage pickup vehicle when they do a daily roundup to collect garbage. It is all happening thru word of mouth, personal communication etc., UpHC phone #’s busy 24*7
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Good to see the observations of the Supreme Court in the #suomoto petition on #Covid19 crisis in #India. Certain key aspects of the order released today: 1/n
The court clearly understands that there are limits for judicial intervention on policy matters. But at the same time, the court clearly indicates that there are also circumstances wherein it should intervene as a constitutional court. 2/n
The policy of Central Government wherein it
is conducting free vaccination for those above 45 years and insisting on paid vaccination by the State/UT Governments and private hospitals for persons between 18-44 years is prima facie arbitrary and irrational. 3/n
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SC On Pvt Hospitals: Present system of allowing only digital registration & booking of appointment on CoWIN coupled with current scarcity of vaccines, will ultimately ensure that initially all vaccines, whether free or paid, are 1st availed by the economically privileged.

Supreme Court: Private Hospitals provide a public health service, they still remain private, for-profit entities.

Consequently, they may sell the vaccine doses procured at a higher price.

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Supreme Court: Private hospitals also may not sell all their vaccine doses publicly through appointments on #CoWIN, but rather sell them for lucrative deals directly to private corporations who wish to vaccinate their employees

*Follow thread for more*
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#BombayHighCourt to hear plea seeking door-to-door #COVIDVaccination for citizens above 75 years of age and those who are specially-abled or bed-ridden.

Hearing before Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni.

The Bench will also hear a PIL raising issues concerning booking of vaccination slots on the #Cowin vaccination portal.

The Court had on May 20 directed the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC) to examine the feasibility of door to door COVID vaccination for elderly and disabled citizens.

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Draft Aadhaar (Authentication and Offline Verification) Regulations, 2021 -…

Draft put for consultation 'silently' by @UIDAI on May 20, 2021 and closing by June 2, 2021.

Some highlights on thread.

@SFLCin @internetfreedom @nixxin
The proposed regulations will supersede the Aadhaar (Authentication) Regulations, 2016…

Context : This is the regulation relating to Authentication coming after #Aadhaar Amendments and the Aadhaar Good Governance Rules 2020
TLDR - This regulations is around authentication framework, including offline verification appointment of requesting entities and AUA/ASA, Obligations of Offline Verification Seeking Entities (OVSE), eKYC guidelines, regulations around logs, audit, transaction data
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Why are engineers and technologists running vaccination in #india @drharshvardhan @PMOIndia ? The #cowin portal leads to exclusion of those who don't have smart phones, aren't tech savvy, are women, have data packs. Don't you see ground realities before coming out with policies?
Also please refer us to the official document which is not an FAQ that mandates #cowin for vaccination
Until recently #cowin was only available in English. India isn't Bangalore.
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The @MoHFW_INDIA has allowed on-site registration for the 18-44 age group. This is limited to Government #COVIDVaccination centers (CVCs) at the present moment.…
#cowinregistration #VaccinationDrive #COVID19 #IndiaFightsCOVID19 Image
But this is a mere eyewash because-
1.This has been left to the discretion of the respective state/ UT governments
2.This shall be implemented only if vaccine has been left unutilised from online registrations and that too at Government CVCs.
#VaccineFor18Plus #VaccineForAll
While this has been stated in a press release, the #CoWIN website’s FAQs still state that online registration is mandatory for 18-44 age group.
#cowinregistration #GetVaccinated #COVID19India Image
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