Aarogya Setu Crosses 3 Crore Installs Jio Phone Models

Aarogya Setu version that was launched for Jio Phone models last month has been downloaded by 3 crore users, the Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY) announced via a tweet on Monday. The app has also been downloaded over 10 crore times, Google Play Store listing reveals. Aarogya Setu was initially launched for both Android … Read more

Government Open Sources Aarogya Setu App Code After Facing Criticisms

NITI Aayog has open sourced the code of the Aarogya Setu app weeks after privacy concerns raised by various experts. The new move comes days after the contact tracing app crossed the mark of 10 crore registered users, 41 days after its launch in April. NITI Aayog has released the source code of Aarogya Setu’s … Read more

How Aarogya Setu Is Incompatible With Apple, Google Contact Tracing Tech

Aarogya Setu is not compatible with the new contact tracing standard created jointly by Apple and Google. India’s COVID-19 contact tracing app Aarogya Setu has been registered over 10 crore times, but some of its features mean that it may not work with Google and Apple’s privacy preserving solution to stop the spread of coronavirus. … Read more

Aarogya Setu App Likely to Be Mandatory for Air Travellers Post Lockdown

The Centre is likely to make it mandatory for people to have Aarogya Setu mobile application installed in their phones while taking a flight post-lockdown, officials said on Monday. “Preliminary discussions regarding making this app mandatory for air passengers have been done with the airlines,” the government officials noted, adding that the Civil Aviation Ministry … Read more

Aarogya Setu App Is ‘Mandatory’ for Train Passengers, Says Railway Ministry

The Indian Railways, which had on Monday “advised” the passengers availing the special trains that started operating from Tuesday to install the government’s Aarogya Setu mobile application, has now made it “mandatory” to do so. However, officials said any “exception” will be decided on a “case-to-case basis”, but did not rule out disallowing passengers who … Read more

Aarogya Setu Data Processing Rules Issued, Violators May Face Jail Term

The government on Monday issued a set of guidelines for processing of data collected through Aarogya Setu app that bar storage of data for more than six months and specify jail term for violators of certain rules. Amid concerns expressed in certain quarters about data privacy of people who use the app, the guidelines provide … Read more

Aarogya Setu App Downloaded in 9.8 Crore Smartphones, Says Official

Ajay Sawhney, chairman of Empowered Group-9, on Monday said that Aarogya Setu app has been downloaded in 9.8 crore smartphones so far. “It will be available on Jio feature phones, maybe from tomorrow. We have worked a lot on data privacy of Aarogya Setu users and made sure that user’s data is not compromised,” said … Read more

Court Seeks Government Reply Over Challenge to Mandatory Aarogya Setu App

Kerala High Court asked the Indian government on Friday to respond to a challenge against its order for making the use of the Aarogya Setu app compulsory for public and private sector employees returning to work amid the world’s biggest coronavirus lockdown. India launched the Aarogya Setu, or “Health Bridge”, app last month. Downloaded by … Read more

Aarogya Setu Contact Tracing App Raises Privacy Concerns in India

As India enters an extended coronavirus lockdown, the government is actively pursuing contact tracing to help control infections. At the heart of the effort in the country of 130 crore people is a smartphone app that evaluates users’ infection risk based on location services such as Bluetooth and GPS. In April, India launched the Aarogya … Read more