India should build an "impregnable firewall" to counter the "menacing syndrome" of Chinese “digital aggression” of carrying out surveillance on “everyone from king to public” in India, Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (Berhampore, West Bengal) said in Lok Sabha on Wednesday during Zero Hour. A second Congress MP, Kodikunnil Suresh (Mavelikara, Kerala), who had raised the issue of “surveillance” by a Chinese company of at least one thousand Indians, called it “an utmost condemnable act of violation of international norms and data privacy” and called it “an act of cyberwar”. Chinese aggression on all fronts “I don’t know if there is a way to deal with Chinese surveillance. But the fact is that the corona[virus] aggression in our country originated in China, China is engaging in physical aggression in Ladakh Congress, and now China is engaging in digital aggression,” Chowdhury said. He asked if the government knew that “the entire country was caught in this snare of surveillance”. “If a company from outside India can carry out such surveillance, what will happen to our national security?” he asked. Suresh said, “The Chinese aggression in multiple factors, including cyber espionage, assumes significance when India is engaged in a simmering stand-off with China along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh. The Overseas Key Information Database developed by the Shenzhen-based information technology firm, a company with links to the Chinese Government and the Community Party, which features Indian political leadership, is an act of cyberwar.” He further demanded that this be protested…
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