West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Saturday alleged that she has evidence that her phone tapped and asked PM Narendra Modi to "take care" of the issue.
This comes after WhatsApp admitted to a breach of privacy of Indian users through spyware created by an Israeli company, NSO.
Mamata Banerjee alleged that the Centre and more than one state government was aware of the security breach. "It is a fact that Israel NSO has supplied this machine to the government. My phone had tapped and I know about it as I have the evidence with me," she told reporters here. "This is wrong you cannot capture the privacy," she added.
Reacting to the recent reports of WhatsApp admitting to a breach of privacy of users in India who were a target of surveillance by operators using spyware Pegasus of Israeli company NSO, the West Bengal chief minister said that the central government was spying on politicians, media persons, lawyers, social activists, and other important personalities.