WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jan 09, 2018, 06.05 AM
Whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke out in support of the Tribune journalist who did an investigative piece of people who reportedly easily accessed private Aadhaar data on WhatsApp.
Snowden said that the journalist deserves an award, not an investigation.
The journalists exposing the #Aadhaar breach deserve an award, not an investigation. If the government were truly concerned for justice, they would be reforming the policies that destroyed the privacy of a billion Indians. Want to arrest those responsible? They are called @UIDAI. https://t.co/xyewbK2WO2
Edward Snowden is famously known for leaking classified information that exposed massive surveillance operation run by the CIA and has currently taken asylum in Russia.
Meanwhile, Ravi Shankar Prasad, electronics and Information technology minister also addressed the situation and clarified that the government is fully committed to the freedom of the press.
Govt. is fully committed to freedom of Press as well as to maintaining security & sanctity of #Aadhaar for India's development. FIR is against unknown. I've suggested @UIDAI to request Tribune & it's journalist to give all assistance to police in investigating real offenders.