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Karnataka govt publishes addresses of people in COVID-19 quarantine

In a startling privacy violation, the Karnataka government published the home addresses of quarantined residents amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Bangalore Mirror reported. This was reportedly done as a deterrent to individuals who were breaking their quarantine and stepping outside. According to the documents accessed by MediaNama, the list published by the Karnataka government includes individuals who are not necessarily infected, but have all flown in from a foreign country recently, and have been asked to stay indoors for two weeks. The list contains their door number, PIN code, and which country they travelled from. This comes as India continues with day two of a 3-week long nationwide shutdown. The government had earlier deleted a tweet announcing the measure, but district-wise lists of quarantined individuals' addresses are still available on the website. What's more, a PDF version of the consolidated list…

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