The Indian government’s contact tracing app, Aarogya Setu, has had a tumultuous past. The app was accused on a number of occasions of being a large privacy drawback for its customers. After an extended string of accusations, and of individuals figuring out new methods to guard their information against the app, the government lastly made it open source.
Well, at this time the government is taking one other step to creating the app more acceptable for the customers. You now lastly have management over your information, and you may delete your account if you need it. Doing so will completely take away your account and your information from the app. However, keep in mind that your information will stay on authority’s servers for 30 days after the deletion of your account.
Other than that, the app has additionally added permissions to permit different apps to learn about your well-being information. You can find the option inside the app’s settings.
With this step, the Aarogya Setu app is attempting to get somewhat closer to one thing that customers may wish to have on their smartphones. After all, not giving users any options to delete their accounts was undoubtedly a mistake.
As of now, the new options are solely accessible within the Aarogya Setu app on Android. However, an update for iOS is coming soon.