TRAI published millions of Indian email addresses; Anonymous India takes their website down

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TRAITelecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) just published all email addresses along with name who supported net neutrality in India. This was really a bad decision from the company. Company didn’t care about the privacy of those users who trusted on TRAI. Email marketers can grab these verified email address with Name and use it for their marketing purposes. From today morning, people have started criticising the TRAI for this steps.

Seriously it is a moment of SHAME for the TRAI. I am not sure how they could do this. They need to understand the consequences of the step. List is on their website and people have already started downloading. If you also sent the email to TRAI, be ready to start receiving promotional emails from unknown senders.

There was also a proper way of doing this. They could obfuscate email addresses in the list. Most of the forum do this to respect users’ privacy.

Responding to TRAI making email IDs of all petitioners public, MP Mr Rajeev Chandrasekhar says, “While there cannot be anonymity in public consultations and TRAI is obliged to reveal all responses, they must not reveal the email ids/contact unless they can prove that petitioners provided no other form of identification, including a name.”

It all started with the Airtel ZERO initiative plans. This new Airtel’s move started a big debate in India about Internet Neutrality.

While people were criticising TRAI for their irresponsible act, Anonymous India, group of hackers, did something to prevent more people from downloading the list. Website of TRAI is down and Anonymous India has taken the responsibility of this act. They confirmed this in tweet.

Website of TRAI is still down.

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