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Aarogya Setu not mandatory for metro, petitioner seeks permanent injunction against the app in Karnataka HC

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The petitioner in Karnataka High Court, who had challenged the mandatory nature of Aarogya Setu for air and rail travel, is now seeking a permanent injunction against the app, as per his amended petition in the Court. Anivar A. Aravind, a public interest technologist, has been allowed by the Karnataka High Court to amend his petition and place on record his concerns about Aarogya Setu’s Open API Services Portal. “In the app, there is a new function introduced which allows the govt to give the data of all employees to the employers which is a terrible invasion of privacy. Not only personal data but also location data every 15 minutes,” Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves submitted on behalf of Aravind. The division bench constituting Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok Kinagi allowed the petitioner to amend the petition to challenge…

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