The Central government informed the Kerala High Court that the State government should not share sensitive personal data with any third party, such as Spriklr. The agreement on data sharing entered into between Sprinklr and the State Government is likely to cause prejudice against Covid19 patients and others as the state government has conducted exclusive jurisdiction in the United States to deal with disputes, Centre’s statement said.
The Centre also said that the Government of India with the support of NIC (National Informatic Centre) is capable of providing all the requirements relating to data storage, processing and application which are being offered third respondent, if a request to the effect comes from the State government. The Statement also said that the contract does not specify the amount of compensation that individuals should receive in case of breach of privacy or misuse of information.
Kerala Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala and BJP State president K Surendran had earlier approached the Kerala High Court seeking cancellation of the State government’s agreement with Sprinklr for processing of data related to Covid 19 patients.