In a development raising concerns of privacy, Softbank-backed hotel chain OYO has been digitising records of guests staying at its chain of hotels. It is reported that the digital record system will have real-time updates on visitors which the state governments will be able to access. Aditya Ghosh, chief executive officer of India and South Asia at OYO, has termed the new process more “efficient” and “transparent”. The hotel chain has already put in place this digital register in Jaipur. The budget hotel company has also claimed to have received interest from the state governments of Rajasthan, Haryana and Telangana for the digital register. OYO is aggressively planning to expand in overseas markets in a bid to become the world’s largest chain in the next two years.