The Delhi High Court, a plea alleging cyber security breaches and data leaks on online platforms

The petition prayed for the allocation of a direction to the Computer Emergency Response Team, india (CERT-In) to begin investigation against the data breaches that occurred on well-known online platforms like Dominoes, Air India, Mobikwik and Big Basket. It was also mentioned that all subjects of breach were mobile or online web applications collecting personal information of people in order to render services.

Justice Rekha Palli granted time to the Standing Counsel for Central government and Ajay Digpaul to obtain further instructions on the plea filed by Yarlagadda Kiran Chandra, General Secretary, Free Software Movement of India.

Under Section 70B of the IT Act, 2000, CERT-In is responsible for collecting, analysing information on cyber incidents, take emergency measures for handling cyber security incidents; and give directions to the service providers etc.

The matter will be heard on September 23 next.

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