On 6 May Aarogya Setu app team assured that no personal information of any user has been proven to be at risk and there has been 'no data or security breach'.

Also said "Earlier today, we were alerted by an ethical hacker of a potential security issue of Aarogya Setu." 

"We discussed with the hacker and were made aware of the following:
1. The App fetches user location on a few occasions.
Response: This is by design and is clearly detailed in the privacy policy.

Reproducing the same for everyone's benefit. We fetch a user's location and store on the server in a secure encrypted, anonymized manner


  • At the time of registration
  • At the time of self-assessment
  • When a user submits their contact tracing data voluntarily through the App or when we fetch the contact tracing data they have turned COVID-19 positive.



2. Users can get COVID-19 stats displayed on Home Screen by changing the radius and latitude-longitude using a script." Said by Aarogya Setu App team


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