In a written reply to Congress Lok Sabha MP Hibi Eden on whether or not the Centre responded to the incident through which a US-based tech agency was authorised by the Kerala authorities to collate, accumulate, and handle and deal with well being information of individuals, Union Minister of State for Data and Expertise, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, on Wednesday mentioned no information pertaining to Kerala was shared with the US tech firm.
“We aren’t conscious of any such incident through which a US-based tech agency was authorised by the Kerala authorities to collate, accumulate, handle and deal with the well being information of the folks. Neither was any reference made by the Kerala authorities on this regard as properly,” he mentioned.
To a different query from the MP on whether or not the info collected by Aarogya Setu until Could 10, 2022, was deleted in accordance with the Aarogya Setu Knowledge Entry and Information Sharing Protocol, 2020, Chandrasekhar mentioned, “The information has been deleted in accordance with the protocol.”
“In accordance with the provisions of the Aarogya Setu Knowledge Entry and Information Sharing Protocol, 2020, the contact tracing function of the Aarogya Setu cellular utility has been discontinued,” the MoS, IT mentioned in response to the Congress MP, who wished to know if there was a requirement to share the contact tracing information collected by way of the Aarogya Setu cellular utility.
Aarogya Setu is an Indian Covid-19 contact tracing, syndromic mapping and self-assessment digital service, primarily a cellular utility, developed by the Nationwide Informatics Centre underneath the Ministry of Electronics and Data Expertise.
The app logged greater than 100 million downloads inside 40 days of its launch in April 2020, throughout the first Covid wave in India.
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