Airtel's latest privacy policy is worrying

Navjot Singh

Staff member
We may also collect your personal information when you use our services or websites or otherwise interact with us during the course of our relationship.

Personal information collected and held by us may include but not limited to your name, father’s name, mother’s name, spouse’s name, date of birth, current and previous addresses, telephone number, mobile phone number, email address, occupation and information contained in the documents used as proof of identity and proof of address. airtel and its authorized third parties may collect, store, process following types of Sensitive Personal Information such as Genetic Data, Biometric Data, Racial or Ethnic Origin, Political opinion, Religious & Philosophical belief, Trade union membership, Data concerning Health, Data concerning natural personal's sex life or sexual orientation, password, financial information (details of Bank account, credit card, debit card, or other payment instrument details), physiological information for providing our products, services and for use of our website. We may also hold information related to your utilization of our services which may include your call details, your browsing history on our website, location details and additional information provided by you while using our services.

Funnily enough, this is actually taken verbatim from the GDPR and is what constitutes "Sensitive Personal Data".

Processing of personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation shall be prohibited.

Here Airtel says the opposite!
Isn’t https layer 4 TCP traffic but DPI layer 7
How does sending RST for blocked websites https traffic classify them using DPI?
@panks21 Honestly I could barely understand that article or what you just said. I saw this article posted on HN a few weeks ago and I remembered it when he said DPI. Me noob.
And thats why ladies and gentlemen, I ditched Airtel 😂😂😂 (Actually the network is too costly anyways soo)
The only difference between Airtel and others is that Airtel, one of the largest telecom providers in India is explicitly saying so in their privacy policy.
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