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Vaccination details of 1.5 crore Tamil Nadu citizens published online “accidentally”, says government official

Although the list was removed from the website, it is possible that by that time copies of the list were already made.

A list containing details of nearly 1.5 crore partially-vaccinated individuals in Tamil Nadu had been uploaded to the State's Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine's (DPHPM) website, it emerged over the weekend. The list contained details such as the names, vaccination dates, beneficiary ID, etc of individuals, organised by their districts, according to an archived version of the list viewed by MediaNama. A master list was uploaded onto the DPHPM's website which further linked out to sheets containing district-wise details. T.S. Selvavinayagam, Director of the DPHPM told MediaNama that the list was uploaded accidentally and was part of the department's internal initiative to help officials conduct outreach among those overdue the second dose of their Covid-19 vaccination. The list was removed from the website on May 6th after a public outcry online, however, it is possible that by that time copies of the list were already made. Further, CS Akshay, an independent security researcher, told MediaNama, that data in the district-wise lists was still accessible to the public. The publication of such details raises concerns about the privacy and autonomy of unvaccinated individuals in the State. https://twitter.com/nixxin/status/1522856505355096064?s=20&t=Ji_4ybHwWd9NscqvXkgYeQ Details of the document the Tamil Nadu government uploaded The document was uploaded and displayed on the DPHPM website's homepage as 'District wise/ Block wise list of beneficiaries eligible for 2nd dose yet to be vaccinated' The master list, a Google Sheets document, links out to 46 district-wise organised Google Sheets of all partially vaccinated individuals in the State. The district-wise lists…

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