You are reading it here first: At least a hundred Indians interested in buying the PlayStation 5 might have to shell out more than just money. Reliance Digital took out a pre-registration survey of people who were interested in purchasing the game console, but in the process, left their names, email addresses and phone numbers exposed. Reliance Digital took the survey down after MediaNama reached out to them asking if they were aware of this. The company did not respond to our queries. At the time of publishing, more than 800 people had taken the survey, and MediaNama could see personal details of around a hundred people. The survey was being run on a Google Form, and after taking the survey, an option popped up to see others’ responses. When we clicked on the option, the webpage was redirected to responses submitted by other participants in the survey, where their personal details were displayed. It was also possible to see user details as Reliance Digital appears to have "published" responses to the form by having lax privacy settings on the form. Aside from exposing users’ personal data, the survey webpage also exposed commercial data on the demand for the PlayStation 5 hardware, software and peripheral devices. This included details about when people are likely to purchase the device, when it eventually launches in India, the additional accessories people are likely to purchase, and whether they will buy a PS Plus membership, which allows for multiplayer gaming on many titles. Some…
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