aarogya setu: Aarogya Setu app privacy policy updated: What’s changed – Latest News


There’s change in terms of service and privacy policy of the official contact-tracing app Aarogya Setu. When a user opens the Aarogya Setu app, they see a prompt message about the updated service and privacy policy. One must accept the revised terms in order to continue using the app.

As can be seen in the screenshot below, seven terms and privacy policy have been revised. Among other changes, the app will no longer suspend a user if he/she fails to comply with the terms of service of the app. The revised terms remove restrictions on tampering and reverse-engineering, and adds contact information in case a user wants to report a defect/false case.

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These changes are summarised below-

1. Failure to comply with the terms of service no longer results in suspension

2. Reference to the convenience services and ePass features

3. Clarifications provided as to the consequences of not keeping the phone with you

4. The restrictions on tampering and reverse-engineering have been removed

5. It has been made clear that it is only if you delete the App that you will no longer be able to use the Service

6. Clarifications as to the liability of the government for certain actions and disclaimers.

7. Contact information has been provided for defect reporting.

Recently, the Aarogya Setu app entered 100 million users club. According to a tweet by the official Twitter handle of Aarogya Setu, the app has 110 million users across the country. The app was launched in April this year for contact tracing for coronavirus and dissemination of medical advisories to contain the spread of the disease across the country. Developed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology under guidance of NIC, the app is available for free on both iOS and Android mobile platforms.





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