Kiran Jonnalagadda, photo used with permission.
Kiran Jonnalagadda is a technology practitioner, based in Bangalore, India. With a passion to build community spaces at the intersection of tech, society and policy, Kiran co-founded @hasgeek, @kaarana_. @SpeakForMe, and India’s Internet Freedom Foundation.
What can be done?
More individuals and communities need to be vocal about privacy, digital rights, and freedoms. Safeguarding our rights requires us to speak up and engage with frameworks and authorities — to ask questions and give feedback. Every small act of speaking up and questioning will change the status quo.
The Kaarana community analyzed India's official COVID-19 app for privacy risks. They shared their findings publicly and launched a Telegram group to discuss their concerns about the app.