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Stay safe from ‘Stay safe’ – ITSSL

The Information Technology Society Sri Lanka (ITSSL) warns mobile phone users not to download and use mobile phone apps belonging to the ‘Stay Safe’ category, which trace users’ personal details.

ITSSL President Rajeew Mathew said that they have observed various such apps similar to the Government-introduced COVID-Tracer software. These have been introduced by various individuals to obtain users’ whereabouts even without a proper list of policies.

“These apps have failed to state what personal details they obtain, who are permitted to analyse these details, whether these details are handed over to a third party and provide the contact details of the manufactures,” he said. Therefore, the ITSSL requested the public not to provide their details to such unreliable mobile phone programs and stay safe from the ulterior motives of such individuals.