In a written response to Lok Sabha Congressman Hibi Eden on whether the center had responded to the incident in which a US-based tech company was authorized by the Kerala government to collect, collect and manage health data from people and The State’s Union Minister for Information and Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, said on Wednesday that no data on Kerala has been shared with the US tech company.
“We are not aware of any such incident where a US-based technology company has been authorized by the Kerala government to collect, collect, manage and handle people’s health data. No indication has been given in this regard by the Kerala government either,” he said.
In response to another question from the MP as to whether the data collected by Aarogya Setu up until May 10, 2022 has been deleted in accordance with the Aarogya Setu Data Access and Knowledge Sharing Protocol, 2020, Chandrasekhar said: “The data has been deleted in accordance with the protocol. “
“In accordance with the provisions of the Aarogya Setu Data Access and Knowledge Sharing Protocol, 2020, the contact tracing capability of the Aarogya Setu mobile application has been discontinued,” the MoS, IT said, in response to the congressman asking to know if the request stood to share the contact tracing data collected through the Aarogya Setu mobile application.
Aarogya Setu is an Indian digital service for Covid-19 contact tracing, syndrome mapping and self-assessment, primarily a mobile application developed by the National Informatics Center of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
The app recorded more than 100 million downloads within 40 days of its launch in April 2020 during the first Covid wave in India.