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Mumbai Traffic Police Discloses 37,229 Drunken Driver Records On Its Website

Mumbai police has uploaded a list of convicted drunk drivers in an excel sheet accessible to everyone on its website Trafficpolicemumbai.org. (Hat tip Twitter account) At the time of writing this article, the records database was still available for download. We checked the database and it contains 37,229 records of drunk drivers database with information such as date of offence, name, car number, type of vehicle, details of M.D.L, traffic L.A.C number, police station L.A.C number, and details of fine in court. Some of the records also contain the convict's residential address.  Privacy issues The database record goes back to 2007 and contains private information like name, vehicle number and residential address and this record is available on their website for anyone to download. Since the database contain personal information and personally identifiable information in some cases, it raises a major privacy concern…

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