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We have already brought out an exceptionally good privacy policy which is there in the app itself, says Ajay Prakash Sawhney

Coronavirus | Healthcare in India | Lockdown

Bibhu Ranjan Mishra  |  Bengaluru 

Ajay Sawhney, Secretary MeitY
Ajay Prakash Sawhney talks about the usefulness of the app and how it is putting focus in ensuring privacy of the users

As Covid-19 cases started rising in India with the first positive case reported in Kerala, one of the first few technological interventions that was made by the government was to build a contact tracing app given the highly contagious nature of the virus. Despite being criticized in several quarters, this effort, driven with participation from both the public and private sectors, has seen a huge success so far in terms of identifying potential hotspots and recommendations for testing, thus helping the frontline health workers and lawmakers stay better prepared and reduce the spread of the virus. In an interview, AJAY PRAKASH SAWHNEY, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) tells Bibhu Ranjan Mishra the usefulness of the app and how it is putting focus in ensuring privacy of the users. Edited excerpts …



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First Published: Sun, May 10 2020. 18:21 IST