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Cong calls BJP govt ‘surveillance sarkar’ for proposal of set-top box chips

AICC spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala addresses a press conference in New Delhi. Photo: PTIThe Congress on Monday attacked the Modi government over its proposal to install a chip in television set-top boxes to ascertain viewership data, dubbing the move a serious breach of privacy and the “next stage of surveillance”.Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala alleged that Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani wanted to now know what shows people watch within the four walls of their bedrooms.In a Twitter post, Surjewala referred to the Modi government as “surveillance sarkar” which had shattered to pieces the right to privacy.“BREAKING! The Next Stage of Surveillance by BJP Revealed! “In a serious breach of privacy, Smriti Iraniji wants to know what show you watch on your TV, within the four walls of your bedroom, without your permission! Why? “‘Ab ki baar Surveillance sarkar’.
Source: Business Standard