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Petitioner to file amended PIL against mandatory use of Aarogya Setu; next hearing on July 17 in Karnataka HC

While it may no longer be mandatory to use Aarogya Setu for rail and air travel, Anivar Aravind’s battle in Karnataka High Court is not yet over. Earlier today, Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves, representing Aravind, argued that despite not being mandatory, Aarogya Setu is being mandated across the country. He said that Bangalore Metro had made it mandatory to install the app. He also cited the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s June 4 SOP that makes it mandatory for all employees to install...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Delhi, Karnataka, Kumar, Aravind, Petitioner, Karnataka High Court, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangalore Metro, SFLC, Colin Gonsalves, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu


Swasth Alliance, LiveHealth, and others build on the Health Stack, iSpirt key in Swasth projects

At least five players, including the Swasth Alliance, LiveHealth and DRiefcase, have built prototypes upon the National Health Stack APIs. This was revealed in a webinar held by Bangalore-based private think tank iSpirt Foundation on July 4. LiveHealth is working on building API bridges to make health records from 1,500 labs accessible; DRiefcase has built a health locker for longitudinal health records; most importantly, the Swasth Alliance is working on the “Open Health Services Network” with ...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, Telemedicine, UPI, Bangalore, Cto, Kapoor, Sharma, Shetty, Narayanan, iSpirt, Sharad Sharma, Ajit Narayanan, IndiaStack


Aarogya Setu now lets you delete your account, share risk status with other apps and users

Three months after the app was launched, Aarogya Setu finally lets its users delete their account in an update released to the app on iOS and Android devices today but only kind of. As per information displayed while deleting the account on an Adroid device (iOS did not tell us what deleting our account would do), deleting the account means erasing information from government servers 30 days after account is deleted, deleting all app data from the phone, and permanently cancelling your registrat...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu, Aroon Deep Pranav Dixit


Aarogya Setu’s new feature — more information about Bluetooth contacts; few unanswered questions

Over the weekend, Aarogya Setu released a new feature for Android users that allows users to find out the number of other Aarogya Setu users they have been in close proximity with since they installed the app or in the last 30 days. Under the health status on the home screen of the app, users can choose to view their Bluetooth contacts. This feature was formally released on Sunday but a Twitter user spotted it on Friday night. It is not available for iOS devices yet. The open-source Android code...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, NIC, Mani, Medianama, Niti Aayog, Aroon Deep, National Informatics Centre NIC, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu, R S Mani, Aarogya Setu Twitter


#NAMA: Issues with inferred data and non-personal data in the PDP Bill 2019

“From a customer perspective, the entire purpose of data protection will be defeated if inferred data is not regulated. Because that’s literally the biggest tool in the hands of technology companies, and that’s where most privacy violations are likely to happen,” Nikhil Narendran, partner at Trilegal, said. Narendran was speaking at our discussion on June 26 on the impact of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, on cloud and telecom services, supported by Microsoft and Google. The definition ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Microsoft, Privacy, European Union, Mozilla, Data Protection, Bill, Committee, Bsa, Authority, Central Government, Ministry, DPA, NPD


Aarogya Setu faces unidentified issues; new privacy policy, terms of use might be released in a couple of days

A number of users were automatically logged out of the Aarogya Setu app and asked to re-register with all their personal information on the app’s 90th day (June 30). Those who tried to re-register also faced issues. Few users got the message “Service Unavailable” while others got the message “Unable to Evaluate your Risk Status”. The app’s official Twitter account also acknowledged the issue. Some users have reported login errors on Aarogya Setu. Our technical teams are on the job. We will be b...
Tags: Travel, News, Mani, Medianama, National Informatics Centre NIC, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu, R S Mani


MakeMyTrip finally goes public with its involvement in Aarogya Setu

By Aditi Agrawal and Trisha Jalan Deep Kalra, CEO of MakeMyTrip, finally acknowledged the involvement of the company, not individual developers in their personal capacities, in the development of India’s contact tracing app, Aarogya Setu during the earnings call for Q4FY20 on June 26. “[O]ur technology team has also contributed immensely to help the government develop and launch a COVID tracing app called Aarogya Setu. … I’m pleased to share that this app has been downloaded over 130 million tim...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Makemytrip, Kumar, Matthan, National Informatics Centre, NITI, Medianama, Dutta, Deep Kalra, Goibibo, Prashant Tandon, Frontier Technologies, Coronavirus, Aditi Agrawal


Unlock 2.0: Lockdown in containment zones extended until July 31

Lockdown will continue to remain in force in containment zones until July 31 with strict perimeter control and enforcement of containment measures, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in its released today. However, “night curfew” on movement of individuals except for essential activities will remain in effect from 9 pm to 5 am across the country. Section 144 orders may be passed by local authorities to enforce it. Essential activities also include operations of industrial units, movement of goo...
Tags: Travel, News, Ministry of Home Affairs, UT, Ajay Bhalla, Coronavirus, Aarogya Setu, MHA Metros Cinema, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Only


Swasth platform to scale up teleconsults; who the players are

The Swasth Alliance is now scaling up its telemedicine operations, and will reportedly offer free COVID-19 consultations until the pandemic eases up, according to the Times of India. First soft-launched in early May, Swasth was one of the providers for teleconsults, online medicine delivery, and diagnostic tests for COVID-19 on Aarogya Setu Mitr, a platform which featured on India’s contact tracing app Aarogya Setu. It’s worth noting that the government suspended the Aarogya Setu Mitr portal jus...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, Delhi, Telemedicine, Kalaari Capital, Infosys, Delhi High Court, BCG, Manipal Hospitals, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Ranjan Pai, Sharad Sharma, Gopalakrishnan, Covid19


CERT-In warns of phishing campaign against Indian citizens, businesses; North Korean group may be behind the campaign

Malicious actors were expected to launch a large-scale phishing campaign against Indian citizens and businesses under the pretext of dispensing government funds for COVID-19 related initiatives on June 21, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) warned in an advisory (archived here) on June 19. Although CERT-In has not attributed this campaign to any organisation or country, it has given two references that contend that the North Korean, state-sponsored Lazarus Group is behind this...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, News, North Korea, Singapore, India, Cybersecurity, Cyber Security, Cyber Crime, Kaspersky, Tokyo, Cyber Attack, Phishing, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, World Health Organisation WHO


Use Aarogya Setu to identify, quarantine contacts in Delhi, says report submitted to Union Home Minister

To contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in Delhi, contact tracing for all infected patients and subsequent quarantining of those contacts should be done using Aarogya Setu, a report on Containment Strategy, submitted to Home Minister Amit Shah on June 21, said. Written by a committee headed constituted by Shah on June 14 and headed by Dr Vinod K. Paul of NITI Aayog, the report said that Itihas app should also be used for the same. It is not clear what the Itihas app is. We have reached out to...
Tags: Travel, News, Amit Shah, Delhi, Shah, Ministry of Home Affairs, PAUL, Arvind Kejriwal, Niti Aayog, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu, Vinod K Paul


The National Health Stack is shaping up: doctor registry in the works, test environments to go live on June 30

More APIs and plans for the National Health Stack have been made public after Bangalore-based private think tank iSpirt initially demoed the health data consent manager on May 23. Over webinars held on May 30, June 6, and June 13, iSpirt revealed further plans including that of building registries, including a doctor registry. It also revealed that test environments for some of the Health Stack components will go live on June 30, and will be open to everyone, and not just members of the Swasth A...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, UPI, Bangalore, Bhushan, Nha, Sharma, CME, IVR, Kant, Shetty, PHR, NSDL, CitrusPay


Top 10 stories of the week: June 15th to June 21st 2020

In no particular order, here are MediaNama’s top 10 stories of the week ended 21st June 2020 MediaNama would like to thank its sponsors: , for their support. Encryption and issues related to Misinformation “In discussions on misinformation, we generally focus on what the government and platforms should do, when in fact it is a people problem, as much as it is a tech problem. People generally don’t have the agency to act on some of these problems. Read it here Twitter makes Aakar Patel’s account...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Home, News, Microsoft, US, Amit Shah, App Store, Delhi, Airtel, Practo, Reliance, Brad Smith, SEBI, Patel, American Civil Liberties Union ACLU


Centre suspends Aarogya Setu Mitr in response to petition by chemists’ association in Delhi High Court

The central government has suspended the Aarogya Setu Mitr portal, which is linked to the Aarogya Setu app, in response to a writ petition filed by Delhi-based South Chemists & Distributors Association. This was first reported by The Print. Aarogyasetumitr is down and currently shows a 404 error. The association had approached the court last month alleging that the website acted as a marketing tool for only e-pharmacies, and did not mention the local brick-and-mortar pharmacies. It had sought d...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, Delhi, Ahmed, Delhi High Court, Online pharmacy, Aarogya Setu, Aarogya Setu Mitr, South Chemists Distributors Association, Zaheer Ahmed


‘Residents of Delhi’s Containment Zones need to download Aarogya Setu,’ says Amit Shah

“To monitor residents in Delhi’s Containment Zones, we will get the Aarogya Setu app downloaded on each person’s mobile phone,” Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted on June 14. The tweet also said that to carry out contact mapping properly, a comprehensive, house-to-house health survey will be conducted for every person, whose result will be out in one week. This tweet came after the Home Minister chaired a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation in Delhi. The meeting was attended by Delhi Chief Min...
Tags: Travel, News, Amit Shah, Delhi, Shah, Ministry of Home Affairs, Arvind Kejriwal, Home Ministry, Press Information Bureau, PIB, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu, Anil Baijal


‘Aarogya Setu voluntary for rail, plane passengers,’ says central govt in Karnataka HC

Resolving three weeks of confusion about whether or not Aarogya Setu is mandatory for air passengers with compatible phones, the central government’s counsel finally said that it is voluntary in Karnataka High Court on June 12. The Additional Solicitor General of India for the Karnataka High Court, M.B. Nargund said that “A person can travel by air without having downloaded the Aarogya Setu app and the same thing applies for travel by railways. A self-declaration though will have to be given by ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, NGO, Karnataka, Ministry of Railways, Aravind, PIL, Petitioner, Karnataka High Court, Airports Authority of India, National Informatics Centre, Medianama, Ravi Verma, LiveLaw, Ministry of Civil Aviation


Gig economy workers’ collective questions use of Aarogya Setu

The Indian Federation of App-Based Transport Workers (IFAT) called for “escalation and possible future proofing of how these surveillance and monitoring systems [such as Aarogya Setu] will affect” gig economy workers in a statement on June 4. The organisation, which represents over 35,000 workers in 12 cities, has a problem with tying Aarogya Setu to people’s ability to access services, regulate their movement and deciding if they can work. IFAT fears this data would be used in “retaliatory or e...
Tags: Travel, News, Supreme Court, Ola, Gig Economy, Swiggy, Aadhaar, Red Zone, IFAT, Dunzo, Aarogya Setu, Shaik Salauddin, Salauddin, Aarogya Setu Salauddin, Shaik Saluddin Urban Company


Algorithmic Accountability in India: Issues with AI-based systems and how to challenge them in court

Algorithmic systems can be rife with inaccuracies and often render results which could lead to the exclusion of citizens from democratic processes, said Srinivas Kodali, an independent researcher at the round-table on algorithmic accountability in India, hosted by Divij Joshi, tech policy fellow at Mozilla. Several speakers outlined the many inherent issues with algorithmic systems, and pondered on ways that litigations could be filed against them. The discussion was held in partnership with Med...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Artificial Intelligence, Mozilla, IIT Delhi, Bangalore, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, RTI, NARAYAN, Bhandari, Aadhaar, Prabhakar, Basu, Policy Research


Event Announcement: Impact of India’s PDP Bill on Healthcare; Jun 19 #Ad

MediaNama invites you to apply to attend an online discussion on the impact of India’s Personal Data Protection Bill on the healthcare sector, being held on June 19, 2020. Date: June 19, 2020 (Friday) Time: 2:15 PM (Check-in at 2:00 PM) Venue: Link for the online session will be shared with confirmed participants You may apply to attend here: https://forms.gle/RgL7uZkyNixraeuc6 The coronavirus pandemic has become a watershed in healthcare and technology, given the government’s Telemedicine Prac...
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Aarogya Setu App and its many conflicts

by Shashidhar KJ  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, many technology interventions have been drafted to fight against the spread of the disease in India. The Indian central government has been promoting the Aarogya Setu app to enable contact tracing as a mean to control the virality. India is currently in the first phase of opening up, after four phases of nationwide lockdowns. Each phase has seen a decrease in restrictions on movements and increased economic activity. Despite the rel...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Bluetooth, News, Singapore, India, NHS, Zomato, Mumbai, UPI, Amazon Web Services, Reliance Jio, Ken, Noida, MHA


iSpirt demos a key part of Health Stack — the health data consent manager

Indian technology lobby group iSpirt is running a pilot with the National Cancer Grid that lets patients share their health data just as easily as one can make UPI payments. Called a consent manager, the tool is modelled after UPI – which iSpirt evangelised – and is one of the parts of the Health Stack. iSpirt revealed the pilot in a webinar held on May 23; frontman Sharad Sharma, and ‘volunteers’ Kiran Anandampillai and Siddharth Shetty presented the webinar and demo’d the product. Instrumental...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, Time, Telemedicine, UPI, Accel, Infosys, Ken, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Tandon, Nandan Nilekani, Nilekani, Sharma, Amitabh Kant


iSpirt demos a key part of Health Stack — the health data consent manager. Some questions.

Indian technology lobby group iSpirt is running a pilot with the National Cancer Grid that lets patients share their health data just as easily as one can make UPI payments . Called a consent manager, the tool is modelled after UPI – which iSpirt evangelised – and is one of the parts of the Health Stack. iSpirt revealed the pilot in a webinar held on May 23 ; frontman Sharad Sharma, and ‘volunteers’ Kiran Anandampillai and Siddharth Shetty presented the webinar and demo’d the product. ...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, Time, Telemedicine, UPI, Accel, Infosys, Ken, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Tandon, Nandan Nilekani, Nilekani, Sharma, Amitabh Kant


The curious case of parallel legislature in the regulation of Aarogya Setu

By Raghav Ahooja The Central Government of India had released guidelines on May 1 under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 directing local authorities and district magistrates to ensure that all residents in Containment zones downloaded Aarogya Setu, and making employers, both in public and private sector, responsible for ensuring that their employees, also downloaded the […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Views, Central Government of India, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu, Raghav Ahooja


Lockdown in containment zones extended until June 30, others to re-open in phased manner

Lockdown will extend until June 30 in containment zones while prohibited activities are allowed to reopen in a phased manner outside the containment zones, according to guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs today. However, “night curfew” on movement of individuals except for essential acivities will remain in effect from 9 pm to 5 […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Ministry of Home Affairs, Coronavirus, Aarogya Setu


Aarogya Setu Bug Bounty Programme for Android: All you need to know

Until June 26 midnight, cybersecurity researchers residing in India can be rewarded up to ₹1,00,000 per security vulnerability that they find in Aarogya Setu’s Android app and up to ₹1,00,000 for suggesting code improvements. MyGov CEO Abhishek Singh and National Informatics Centre (NIC) Director General Dr Neeta Verma had announced the bug bounty programme at the […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Abhishek Singh, Bug Bounty, National Informatics Centre NIC, Neeta Verma, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu


Who made Aarogya Setu? A list

Aarogya Setu’s developers have made the entire list of contributors public on GitHub, along with source code of the Android version of the app. It includes government and industry/academia “leaders”, many of whom had come out in the public for their involvement with the app as advisors, such as Lalitesh Katragadda, Deep Kalra and Rahul […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Rahul, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu, Lalitesh Katragadda Deep Kalra


Aarogya Setu open sources its Android code, code now available on GitHub: Major win for privacy, accountability

In a major win for privacy, transparency and accountability, Aarogya Setu has made its code open source for the Android client, NITI Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant announced at a press conference today. MyGov CEO Abhishek Singh also announced a bug bounty programme for the app that will be hosted on the Innovate platform. The source […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Amitabh Kant, Abhishek Singh, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu


Aarogya Setu open sources its Android code: Major win for privacy, accountability

In a major win for privacy, transparency and accountability, Aarogya Setu has made its code open source for the Android client, NITI Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant announced at a press conference today. MyGov CEO Abhishek Singh also announced a bug bounty programme for the app that will be hosted on the Innovate platform. The source […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Amitabh Kant, Abhishek Singh, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu


Aarogya Setu updates Privacy Policy, Terms of Service: Reverse engineering not banned, but function creep now legitimised

In a major concession and instance of function creep, Aarogya Setu’s new Terms of Service, updated today, include “display [of] a government issued ePass”, provision of “useful information in relation to COVID-19”, and an indicator of whether a person has been infected with the disease or is likely to have been infected. This is in […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu


Delhi mall requires Aarogya Setu to visit grocery store, PIL filed in Delhi HC

When Shashi Pratap Singh went to buy groceries from Modern Bazaar on May 17 late morning, he was stopped by the guards at the entrance to Select Citywalk and asked to show his Aarogya Setu status. “As soon as I parked my car there, the security guards basically stopped me and said, ‘Sir, agar aap […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Surveillance, Delhi, Delhi High Court, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu, Shashi Pratap Singh, Modern Bazaar



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