Posts filtered by tags: Aarogya Setu[x]


 

Govt telemedicine platform eSanjeevani alloted Rs 100 crore

The Indian government’s telemedicine platform eSanjeevani, which completed 300,000 consults in early September, over Rs 100 crore for the current financial year. This was disclosed by the Health Ministry in Parliament on Friday. Three states account for nearly half of the allotment: Karnataka (Rs 21.87 crore), Madhya Pradesh (Rs 15.13 crore), and Haryana (Rs 10.69 crore), total to Rs 47 crore. eSanjeevani, which began scaling up as the pandemic hit, is implemented at a state-level under the Na...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, BJP, Parliament, Delhi, Telemedicine, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Health Ministry, Haryana, OPD, Lok Sabha


Cyber attacks on critical infrastructure increased during pandemic: Ajit Doval

“Various advanced persistent threat [APT] groups became more active targeting our critical infrastructures,” National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said. Phishing campaigns that used COVID-19 related themes to target government, defence and critical infrastructure surged during this period. A number of accounts of Indian government officials and government websites were targeted using spear phishing tactics — targeted phishing campaigns that try to get the victims to give up confidential informati...
Tags: Travel, News, Nsa, India, Cyber Security, UPI, Ajit Doval, Doval, Rajesh Pant, Aarogya Setu, Cybsersecurity


Govt telemedicine platform eSanjeevani completes 300,000 consults

The Indian government’s telemedicine platform eSanjeevani has completed 300,000 consultations, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday. 200,000 consults were completed on August 19, and another 100,000 have been completed within a few weeks. eSanjeevani offers two kinds of consults: patient-to-patient and doctor-to-doctor. Doctor-to-doctor consultations were rolled out in November last year, as part of the Ayushman Bharat Health & Wellness centre program, with the aim being to offer teleconsults in ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Delhi, Telemedicine, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Health Ministry, Andhra Pradesh, OPD, Aarogya Setu, Aarogya Setu Mitr, South Chemists Distributors Association, National Digital Health Mission


‘Break data silos and monopolies, enable consent managers,’ NITI Aayog proposes in new draft data policy

NITI Aayog’s newly released draft Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture (DEPA) seeks to break data silos and monopolies so that fintech and healthtech companies can compete on basis of design, analytics and value creation rather than data access. Its secondary aim is to help individuals and small businesses access their data and to securely share it with third party institutions. The latter will be implemented through consent managers — private entities that piggyback on public digital in...
Tags: Travel, News, California, India, Bill, UPI, Bangalore, Infosys, Trai, TCP, State Bank of India, Chandra, DEPA, Gayatri, Aadhaar, Shetty


Apple, Google allow health authorities to send exposure notifications without a contact tracing app

Apple and Google will now allow public health authorities to implement digital COVID-19 exposure notification, without the need to develop or maintain a custom contact tracing app, the companies said in a joint press statement on Tuesday. This comes after the two had first joined forces to make an interoperable contact-tracing system based on Bluetooth technology to track the spread of the coronavirus. They had first launched an exposure notification API in May. The new update is called Exposure...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, News, India, US, Columbia, Apple Google, Coronavirus, Covid19, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu, Exposure Notification Express


Aarogya Setu not mandatory for metro, petitioner seeks permanent injunction against the app in Karnataka HC

The petitioner in Karnataka High Court, who had challenged the mandatory nature of Aarogya Setu for air and rail travel, is now seeking a permanent injunction against the app, as per his in the Court. Anivar A. Anand, a public interest technologist, has been allowed by the Karnataka High Court to amend his petition and place on record his concerns about Aarogya Setu’s Open API Services Portal. “In the app, there is a new function introduced which allows the govt to give the data of all employe...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Bangalore, Karnataka, Home Ministry, Kumar, Karnataka High Court, Gonsalves, Oka, Metro Rail, Colin Gonsalves, BMRCL, Union Ministry, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing


‘Privacy is a fundamental right that cannot be traded for other rights,’ says TMC MP Mahua Moitra

“The general mood on the PDP [Personal Data Protection] Bill is that this [privacy] is something we are giving you as a favour. This government is very far removed from the basic idea that privacy is something that is fundamental to your being. They are treating privacy as a luxury,” Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra said during a conversation with journalist Faye D’Souza on Monday. She was speaking at an event organised by the Internet Freedom Foundation to mark the third anniversary of the la...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, UK, News, Supreme Court, Privacy, India, BJP, US, Amit Shah, Vodafone, Bill, Parliament, Kashmir, Airtel


India's contact-tracing app grows an API to share health status info with businesses

Users who opt-in will share COVID encounter info with the boss, in the name of returning the economy to a more normal footing India has created an API service that allows third-parties like employers to access information about their staff gathered by its Aarogya Setu COVID-19-contact-tracing app.…
Tags: India, Software, Aarogya Setu


Aarogya Setu launches Open API Services Portal: All you need to know

Aarogya Setu has released an Open API Services Portal through which third party apps can check users’ health status “with consent”. The API terms and conditions state that the it will provide “only the health status of a registered Aarogyasetu User (with User’s consent) [sic]” and “no other personal data shall be provided through the API”. According to the tweet and the service’s terms and conditions, this API service is available only to organisations and entities which are registered and have ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, NIC, App, National Informatics Centre, Medianama, Coronavirus, COVID, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu, Aarogyasetu, Security Brigade, Organization Entity, Aarogya Setu Store, Aarogya Setu Aarogya Setu


How Businesses can Check Health Status of Employees with Aarogya Setu

The Government of India has recently introduced an “open API” for Aarogya Setu, the world’s most popular contact tracing app that has more than 110 million users across the Android and iOS platform. The Aarogya Setu API, in simple English, will help organizations automatically check the health status of their employees.Currently, when an employee enters his or her office, they are required to show their Aarogya Setu app at the reception and are allowed entry only if th...
Tags: Google, India, Seo, Archives, JSON, Google Apps Script, Aarogya Setu


‘Can govt make Aarogya Setu mandatory and use it to deny services to citizens?’ asks Karnataka HC

While hearing a petition arguing against making Aarogya Setu mandatory for rail and air travel on Wednesday, the Karnataka High Court dismissed an application for intervening that exalted the app, Live Law reported and one of the lawyers for the petitioner confirmed to MediaNama. The division bench said that the question was not about the quality of the app, but whether services could be denied to citizens on the basis of its installation and use. “In this petition, this court is not concerned w...
Tags: Travel, News, Court, Karnataka, State Government, Ministry of Railways, Aravind, Petitioner, AAI, Karnataka High Court, Gonsalves, National Informatics Centre, SFLC, Colin Gonsalves, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing


Govt’s eSanjeevani platform records 2 lakh teleconsultations

The Union Health Ministry’s  eSanjeevani platform, which offers free telemedicine consultations with doctors, has provided 2 lakh consults so far, the Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. Of this, Tamil Nadu accounted for the highest, over 56,000 consultations, followed by Uttar Pradesh with over 33,000 consultations. Andhra Pradesh (29,400), Himachal Pradesh (26,535), and Kerala (21,433), the Ministry said. The platform offers two types of teleconsults — Doctor-to-Doctor (eSanjeevani) and...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, Delhi, Telemedicine, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Ministry, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Union Health Ministry, Ministry of Health, Andhra Pradesh, OPD, Aarogya Setu


Chemists association opposes Amazon’s entry into e-pharmacy space

The All India Organisation of Chemists & Druggists (AIOCD) has opposed Amazon’s entry into home delivery of medicine or the online pharmacy space. The chemists’ organisation, which claims to represent over 8 lakh members, said that home delivery of medicines is not permitted under current regulations. Further, multiple courts have ruled against the online sale of medicines and their e-pharmacies’ continuing operations amounts of contempt of court, the association said in a letter to the Amazon C...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, News, Government, Regulation, Jeff Bezos, Delhi, Flipkart, Cvs, Amazon India, Delhi High Court, Reliance Industries, Ramu, US Amazon, Amit Agarwal, Online pharmacy


All you need to know about the National Digital Health Mission

On August 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the National Digital Health Mission, a project that has been a long time in the making. Here is everything you need to know about the mission. What is the National Digital Health Mission? The mission seeks to create a digital health architecture, using health IDs, unique identifiers for doctors and health facilities, personal health records, and telemedicine and e-pharmacies. Under the National Digital Health Mission, “every Indian will be gi...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, Narendra Modi, Modi, Health Ministry, Ministry of Health, Nha, Aadhaar, Daman, Nagar Haveli, National Health Stack, National Digital Health Blueprint 2019, Aarogya Setu, National Health Authority, Telemedicine Practice Guidelines


NIC received 1,451 submissions under Aarogya Setu Bug Bounty Programme: RTI

The National Informatics Centre received 1,451 submissions under its Aarogya Setu Bug Bounty Programme for the Android app between May 26, that is, when the programme was announced, and June 27, the deadline for the programme, NIC revealed in an RTI filed by MediaNama. Of the 1,451 submissions received, 1,070 submissions were received as improvements to the code and 381 submissions were received as Security Vulnerability Reports. Read the RTI response . Despite asking for details of the submiss...
Tags: Travel, News, India, NIC, Singh, RTI, Abhishek Singh, National Informatics Centre, Medianama, Bug Bounty, National Informatics Centre NIC, Neeta Verma, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu


Aarogya Setu code on GitHub is ‘test backend code’, not ‘production code’, says NIC-CERT

In response to MediaNama’s queries about security vulnerabilities in Aarogya Setu, as reported by Security Brigade in their now removed blog post, NIC-CERT directed us to Security Brigade’s updated blog post which reads: “The code that was been published on GitHub was a test backend code and not the production code.” The updated blog post was written, “after consultation with relevant stakeholders [sic]”. We have asked NIC-CERT and Security Brigade to clarify if this means that all Android code ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Abhishek Singh, Medianama, Aarogya Setu, Aarogya Setu GitHub, Security Brigade, NIC CERT


Aarogya Setu iOS code open sourced on OpenForge on Aug 10

You’re reading it here first: The team behind Aarogya Setu quietly open sourced the iOS version of the app on OpenForge, the government’s own open source platform, on August 10. People can’t raise issues on the platform yet as “pull requests” are currently disabled. MyGov CEO Abhishek Singh told MediaNama about this development earlier this morning. The repository only has one “commit” right now, from Rajeev Arkvanshi, a senior iOS developer at NeGD. It is not clear how the government will consi...
Tags: Travel, Ios, Open Source, News, Microsoft, NIC, Singh, Abhishek Singh, Medianama, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu, Digital India Corporation, Rajeev Arkvanshi, Android Bug Bounty Programme


Unravelling the claims over Aarogya Setu’s vulnerabilities

On Wednesday, Security Brigade, an Indian information security company, published a now rescinded blog post detailing how it found certain security vulnerabilities in how Aarogya Setu’s code is managed, and informed CERT-In, NIC CERT (which is different from CERT-In) and the Aarogya Setu team about it, but got no response. This prompted the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to “widely circulate a statement” denouncing the company that was later retracted, as per a Hindustan Time...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, NIC, Mumbai, Hindustan Times, Madras, Singh, Data Security Council of India, Abhishek Singh, Medianama, NASSCOM, Kadakia, MeitY, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Yash Kadakia


Inside Aarogya Setu: How ShadowMap got access into the worlds fastest growing mobile application

By ShadowMap Aarogya Setu is the fastest growing mobile application in the world and now claims over 150,000,000 users on the platform today. This is the story of how ShadowMap discovered the source-code for the Aarogya Setu platform including its back-end infrastructure being exposed on the public internet. Additionally, some insights and expert analysis from the accidentally published source code. Background & Bug Bounty Program Aarogya Setu, India’s national platform for tackling the ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, European Commission, Github, Bangalore, Jenkins, Cross, Amazon AWS, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu, Aarogya Setu India, ShadowMap, ShadowMap Aarogya Setu, Aarogya Setu GitHub


Article Removed: Inside Aarogya Setu: How ShadowMap got access into the worlds fastest growing mobile application

This article has been removed following a request by the author. According to a report on the Hindustan Times, in a widely circulated statement issued on Wednesday evening, the government called the claims “malicious, nefarious and unsubstantiated” and threatened to pursue legal actions against the Security Brigade, the company which originally published the article. Since then, the original article this story was cross-posted from has been taken down, and the government has also retracted its p...
Tags: Travel, News, Hindustan Times, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu, ShadowMap, Security Brigade


Aarogya Setu mandatory to enter Saket Court Complex in Delhi

To file non-urgent matters at the Saket Court Complex in Delhi, petitioners and their lawyers must have Aarogya Setu downloaded on their phone, according to the protocol for physical filing of non-urgent/ordinary matters issued by District and Sessions Judges Neena Bansal Krishna (South-East) and Poonam A. Bamba (South) on July 15. Rights group, the Internet Freedom Foundation first tweeted about this. According to the protocol, all advocates, parties in person, advocates’ clerks who enter the S...
Tags: Travel, News, Judiciary, Delhi, South East, Kanojia, Nair, Medianama, Internet Freedom Foundation, Kerala High Court, Gopinath, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu, Jaishankar V Nair, Gopinath Puzhankhara


MEITY wanted protocol for all governing all COVID-19 data, not just Aarogya Setu: RTI

In its nascent stages, what eventually culminated as the Aarogya Setu Data Access and Knowledge Sharing Protocol, 2020, was actually supposed to be a “guideline document for entire lifecycle of data governance related to Covid19 pandemic [sic]”, RTI have revealed. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) had, in fact, sought to develop these rules as general guidelines for any “such disaster response” and internally called them Disaster Management (Processing of the Publi...
Tags: Travel, News, India, National Executive Committee, Ministry, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Information, Home Ministry, Kumar, NDMA, National Disaster Management Authority, RTI, MHA, ICMR, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, MeitY


IT Parliamentary Standing Committee questions MEITY, MHA on ‘Chinese’ app ban, Aarogya Setu

After a gap of four months, punctuated by Chairperson Shashi Tharoor’s repeated calls for virtual meetings, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology finally met in person on July 14. Of the 29 members, only eight members attended the meeting. Representations from MEITY and Ministry of Home Affairs were heard on Aarogya Setu and cybersecurity, Tharoor tweeted. It is understood that the ban on 59 ‘Chinese’ apps was extensively discussed at the meeting, which lasted almost thr...
Tags: Travel, News, India, BJP, Ministry of Home Affairs, Shashi Tharoor, MHA, Abhishek Singh, Medianama, JPC, Tharoor, Dubey, MeitY, PUBG, Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Section 69A


Announcing our first MediaNama Talk: A draft law for regulating Aarogya Setu and contact tracing; July 16 #Ad

We are pleased to announce MediaNama Talks, a new series we’re beginning at MediaNama, where we invite researchers and experts to share their work with us. We hope, with this initiative, to be able to showcase some of the great research being done in India, and to make that work more accessible to a wider community and cross-section of stakeholders. Our first talk (details below) is from Divij Joshi and Shashank Mohan, who have prepared a draft legislation for regulating Aarogya Setu and digital...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Delhi, Medianama, Centre for Communication Governance, Shashank, Divij Joshi, Aarogya Setu, MediaNama 's Native Advertising, Shashank Mohan, MediaNama Talks, Divij, Mozilla Technology Policy Fellow Shashank


A Legal Framework for Digital Surveillance in the COVID-19 Pandemic – by Shashank Mohan and Divij Joshi

By Shashank Mohan and Divij Joshi Governments around the world have struggled to contain and manage the COVID-19 pandemic, even as they significantly reorient technology and governance resources to respond to the outbreak of the disease. Alongside methods such as imposition of large-scale lockdowns, governments have rapidly repurposed digital technologies for surveillance to contain and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These technologies have primarily been utilised for three interconnected pur...
Tags: Travel, Legal, News, Privacy, India, Parliament, Government of India, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Divij Joshi, Digital Surveillance, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu, Shashank Mohan, Digital Health Codes, Proportionality Data Protection Equity, Aarogya Setu Protocol


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