Data security breach is a real threat to everyone: Gopal Vittal

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New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Data security breach is a real threat to everyone and Airtel values customers’ privacy the most, Gopal Vittal, Managing Director and CEO (India and South Asia) of the company, said on Monday.

“Data security breach is a real threat to all of us. Everyone is vulnerable. We value customers’ privacy,” Vittal told reporters here when asked about the data security breach faced by another telecom operator.

Talking about data security, he also said that at Airtel they took this “very seriously”.

It was reported that telecom operator Reliance Jio’s database was breached. The account of the website that claimed to have dumped the data on its platform has now been suspended.

The website titled claimed on Sunday that it has hacked into Jio database and has made personal details of its users available on the website.

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“We have come across the unverified and unsubstantiated claims of the website and are investigating it. Prima facie, the data appears to be unauthentic,” a Jio spokesperson said in a statement.

“We want to assure our subscribers that their data is safe and maintained with highest security. Data is only shared with authorities as per their requirement,” the spokesperson added.



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