Minister Alphons dismisses allegations of Rahul Gandhi; on Narendra Modi app

He said that such allegations are baseless

As certain media reports and then Congress chief Rahul Gandhi leveled allegations that Narendra Modi app may have been passing on users data to an American company, the Union Minister of State Alphons KJ on Sunday dismissed the allegations.

He said that such allegations are baseless.

He questioned as to how such an allegation could even be leveled. He asked, “You think Prime Minister is going to give your data to a private company!”.

Alphons statement is crucial because he is Minister of State for Information Technology.

It need be mentioned that Prime Minister Modi often uses the Narendra Modi app — his personal mobile application — to request feedback and interact with the public.

The issue started when a French security researcher Elliot Alderson took to Twitter to claim that the app shares private information of users to a third-party US company Clever Tap without their consent.

The allegations instantly grabbed media attention as similar allegations are also being leveled against Cambridge Analytica, British firm which is alleged to have harvested data from Facebook social media app.

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