If you send or receive a payment from Google Pay, you need to be careful. Google Pay is storing your personal data. Such an allegation has been made in a PIL in the Delhi High Court.
Violation of regulator’s rules
In a PIL filed in the Delhi High Court, Abhijit Mishra has alleged that Google’s online payment system is violating various regulator rules. He claimed that the company is taking information about the aadhaar and bank of the customers and depositing it with them. This is a violation of the right to privacy. He is using these notices.
Asked to give all information
The petition is with the bench of Judge Vibhu Bakhru and Pratik Jalan. The bench filed an affidavit from Abhijit Mishra and asked him to inform about all public interest litigations in other cases including g pay. Also asked to tell about the status of each petition. The next hearing on the petition will be on 14th January, 2021.
Not even following various laws
Mishra, in his plea, has claimed that the G-Pay Aadhaar Act 2016, the Payment and Settlement System Act 2007 and the Banking Regulation Act 1949 are allegedly violating. At the same time, it is getting Aadhaar data. The plea seeks to direct the Unique Identification Authority of India (Uidai) to take action against the G Pay for violation of the rules of Aadhaar law.
Customers’ preferred payment app
Let’s say Google Pay is a system of sending and receiving payments in India. On a large scale, it is the preferred payment system of customers. For this system, you have to give KYC and other information. Google is the third foreign company against which a case of violation of the rules of such regulator has come to notice. On Thursday itself, the government has ordered action against two veteran foreign e-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart to take action against the Reserve Bank and the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
This action will be taken in case of violation of FDI rules. The government has ordered an enquiry into the demand of the traders ‘ institution cat.
Afroz is a business reporter at GetIgnite with a focus on regulators, lawmakers, and institutions. He was previously a news, science, technology and community reporter and editor with The Daily Targum. His work has been featured in The Nation and referenced by The Washington Post, ZDNet, Gizmodo, NJ Advance Media, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.