Amazon Web Services receives notice after investigations reveal that TDP app stores sensitive Aadhaar information on the cloud. Four people have been arrested.
Andhra Pradesh: The IT Grids India Private Limited, which developed the Sevamitra app for the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), had access to sensitive personal data of individuals in Andhra Pradesh.
Personal data is usually available only in government databases including Aadhaar, electoral rolls and ongoing government schemes, police investigations into the company have revealed.
Cyberabad police commissioner VC Sajjanagar said that the access to such vital sensitive data has raised several questions. The Cyberabad police on Monday issued notice to Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Madhapur Police have received a complaint against IT Grids for misusing personal information and sensitive data through the Sevamitra app.
Police also seized various electronic gadgets and documents and four people were detained in connection with this. They were produced before the magistrate.
Cyberabad Police said that the Sevamitra app TDP, which was developed by IT Grids, has voters’ data organised by constituency with individual affiliations of each voter party wise.
“The application also has the information of voters' details including caste and their addresses,” said Sajjanar.
Detailed analysis of the incriminating material is being sent to the forensics as per the provisions of law and arrests will be made accordingly, he added.
Meanwhile, the SR Nagar Police here registered a case against D Ashok, Director of IT Grids India Private Limited Company, following a complaint made by a leader of the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP).
According to the SR Nagar Police, the case was registered against the company following an allegation of obtaining data belonging to public fraudulently and illegally.
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