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Privacy of traffic violators compromised on government platforms: Report

Personal data of people who violated traffic rules was easily accessible, via vehicle numbers, to the general public on government websites such as those of the Delhi Traffic Police and echallan.parivahan.gov.in (operated by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways), as per a report by Hindustan Times published on January 27. Details such as name, address, phone numbers etc. were reportedly available from the government-run platforms for traffic law enforcement. MediaNama checked today and while we could not confirm if Delhi Traffic Police has fixed the loophole on their webpage, it seems that the e-challan platform has plugged their loophole by asking additional information, such as chassis number, from those seeking details. We have reached out to both e-challan and Delhi Traffic Police seeking more details on the developments. Challan data available on Delhi Traffic Police's website: To access details such as…

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