Data security breach is a real threat to everyone and Airtel values customers’ privacy the most, Gopal Vittal, Managing Director and CEO (India and South Asia) of the company, said. “Data security breach is a real threat to all of us. Everyone is vulnerable. We value customers’ privacy,” Vittal told reporters here when asked about the data security breach faced by another telecom operator. Also Read - Jio-Google partnership: JioPhone Next to new 5G collaboration, here are 5 key takeawaysAlso Read - Jio 5G launch livestream: How to watch JioPhone 5G, JioBook launch event online
Talking about data security, he also said that at Airtel they took this “very seriously”. It was reported that telecom operator Reliance Jio’s database was breached. The account of the website that claimed to have dumped the data on its platform has now been suspended.
The website titled magicapk.com claimed that it has hacked intoJio database and has made personal details of its users available on the website. ALOS READ: Airtel confirms it is testing VoLTE technology in five circles
“We have come across the unverified and unsubstantiated claims of the website and are investigating it. Prima facie, the data appears to be unauthentic,” a Jio spokesperson said in a statement. “We want to assure our subscribers that their data is safe and maintained with the highest security. Data is only shared with authorities as per their requirement,” the spokesperson added.