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Govt issues new protocol for Aarogya Setu app data collection

Central government has issued a set of protocols for data collected from people through the Aarogya Setu contact tracing mobile application.

The step has been taken by the government after privacy concerns raised by activists and experts about the way the tool functions, the information it stores and the lack of clarity around who has access to it.

The Aarogya Setu app was launched to trace the contacts of individuals who have contracted the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), has also now been expanded to issue e-passes and providing telemedicine.

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