A friend of mine was traveling to Beirut two days ago, when he was asked to fill out an online survey as required by the Health Ministry. When he went in to check out the URL, he was surprised to find out that a lot of fields contained sensitive information, such as Passport number, and that the page was not an official .gov page but an actual survey hosted on arcgis.com. There’s not even a disclaimer on the page stating that our information will not be shared and being stored safely.

Needless to say, he didn’t fill out the form and I wouldn’t do it as well as we’re basically sharing sensitive data on an unofficial and potentially insecure website, or simply on servers based outside Lebanon. I don’t know why they need all this information to be honest, and it’s weird that no one has brought up this matter till now.