Our internet browsing history, call records and WhatsApp chats are some of the most private data that we have. We immediately start to panic when these get leaked, considering the various ways in which they can be misused.
However, a certain Mr Sandeep Rane’s call records on a piece of paper is being used to serve bhelpuri in Mumbai! Twitter user Prerna Lidhoon shared a picture. These are the person’s Vodafone call records and surprisingly, most of the calls lasted for zero seconds!
According to Indian Express, many telecommunication companies provide itemised call records—information about the calls made and received on a phone number and the duration of those calls— on request. Mr Rane too might have asked for it and then sold it along with other disposable papers a.k.a raddi.
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However, it did start a rather funny discussion on data privacy in our country. Here’s what people online said:
— 𝙋𝙧𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖 𝙇𝙞𝙙𝙝𝙤𝙤 (@PLidhoo) June 2, 2022
To be objective. This could be Mr Rane’s own doing. Till I put a stop to it, Airtel used to send me a full itemized bill every month. Mr Rane could have just thrown his bill in the dustbin without shredding it.
— Shamit Manchanda (@shamit) June 2, 2022
Mrs Rane must have sold the Itemised Bill as raddi. More than data privacy, our privacy related awareness level is a joke.
— Arijit Datta Ray (@ArijitDattaRay) June 3, 2022
Recently i sent some courier to New zealand in govt registered post, they printed my whole adhaar card, viter card etc with photo on the courier cover that travelled through 4 countries.
— SreeFire (@sree_fire) June 2, 2022
But why Mr. Rane is calling everyone for zero seconds pic.twitter.com/EgKa6iUsLW
— faaltu-gyaan (@faaltu_ka_gyaan) June 2, 2022
How is this a governmental issue on data privacy? Most likely Mr. Rane got his itemised bill, threw in the trash which went to a raddiwala who sold it to bhelpuri guy for your meal
— Mukund Chamria 🇮🇳 (@mchamria) June 3, 2022
I am getting bank loan details with full statement of some Mr. Modak’s including home address and everything. Courtesy : Bajaj Alliance
I have informed them 10 times now not to breach their customers’ data or call me either
— Cherish The Cherry ☘️ (@cherishDcherry1) June 3, 2022
In all likelihood bill sold by Mr. Rane in raddi and like good Indians, we reuse raddi. Mr Rane benefits, raddi wala benefits, consumer benefits. The circle of life for data 😅
— Manish Mohan (@manishmo) June 2, 2022
Yeh toh kuch bhi nahi hai. Previously, students’ OMR sheets were being used as paper plates to serve roadside snacks. Hey bhagwaan!