As part of its initiative to encourage LPG users to pay market price and not avail the LPG subsidy provided by the government, Bharatgas has put up a list of customers who have opted out on a 'Scroll of Honour' on its website. However, what Bharatgas hasn't paid much attention to is consumer privacy. One can simply select a State and a district and get a list of Bharatgas customers that opted out of the subsidy scheme, including their addresses. The consumer privacy implications of this is can be severe. Firstly, there's the chance of telemarketing companies, banks and credit card agents among others collecting your addresses and storing them on their database. But more worryingly, this information could be used for far worse activities. How difficult would it be to create a fake ID based on the address and…
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