The aftermath of the notorious Cambridge Analytica case continues, as more and more users in India start to question data collection policies of popular Indian apps like Narendra Modi and the INC, which allegedly transfer the users’ data to some foreign servers. Only now the users start to realize the importance of permissions that are often automatically given to the any apps they download.
Mahindra Group chairman, Anand Mahindra, is starting to entertain the idea of creating Indian Facebook on radically different principles.
“Beginning to wonder if it’s time to consider having our own social networking company that is very widely owned and professionally managed and willingly regulated”, tweeted Mahindra.
Right now Indian apps are being criticized for weak privacy standards. According to privacy consultancy Arrka, Indian apps more often ask for ‘dangerous permissions’ compared to apps based in the USA. Experts note that blockchain technology might be the perfect solution for the given problem, as it’s by its nature ensures that the users are the sole owners of their personal data.