A Chinese firm Shenzhen Zhenhua has been the eye of a global storm this week. The company has been collecting what it calls open-source data on ten thousand Indians including the Prime Minister, cabinet ministers, the chief justice, chief of defence staff and top industrialists.
It has now emerged that the company has been collecting data of 2.4 million people worldwide since 2017.
India has conveyed to China that it views these reports very seriously and has set up a committee under the National Cyber Security Coordinator to submit a report within 30 days. So is this a harmless data collection exercise or something much bigger?
To discuss this, Parikshit Luthra spoke to Scott Kennedy Senior Adviser at CSIS and Pavithran Rajan Information Warfare Expert and former Advisor at Home Ministry.
Also watch Parikshit Luthra in conversation with Ugo Astuto EU Ambassador to India who discussed the key highlights of the EU-China summit.