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Public interest outweighs concerns over privacy, says Truecaller CEO

50% of Truecaller's subscribers in India are women who use the service as a first line of defence against harassment, he says

Alan Mamedi
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Alan Mamedi, co-founder and CEO, Truecaller

Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
Truecaller co-founder and CEO Alan Mamedi made a strong pitch for public good over privacy, saying that the “expectation of an individual to keep their name and phone number private when making a call is outweighed by the critical public interest and public safety concerns addressed by identifying the calling party.”   The Truecaller CEO, was in Delhi on a brief visit, met some ministers.

Responding to a question on whether India’s proposed data privacy law should  restrict the company’s ability to display the names of non-users of the service without their consent, Mamedi said : “Consumers have the right to know

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First Published: Mar 30 2022 | 6:10 AM IST

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