Data for Aarogya Setu from Kerala has not been shared with the US technology company, MoS IT says
In a written response to Congress Lok Sabha MP Hebe Eden on whether the center responded to the incident in which a US-based technology company was authorized by the Kerala government to collect, collect, manage and handle people’s health data, State for Information and Technology Rajiv Chandrasekhar said, On Wednesday, it said no data related to Kerala state had been shared with the US technology company.
“We are not aware of any such incident in which a US-based technology company has been authorized by the Kerala government to collect, collect, manage and process health data of people. No indication has been made by the Kerala government in this regard,” he said.
To another question from the MP on whether the data collected by Aarogya Setu till May 10, 2022, has been deleted as per the Aarogya Setu Protocol for Data Access and Knowledge Sharing, 2020, Chandrasekhar said, “The data was deleted as per the protocol.”
said the IT department in response to a Congressman, who wanted to know if there was a request to share contact tracing data collected through the Aarogya Setu mobile app.
Aarogya Setu is a digital service for Covid-19 contact tracing, syndrome mapping and self-assessment, primarily a mobile application, developed by the National Information 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.