Government will launch Internet safety programme in partnership with Google in order to create awareness among users regarding cyber threat. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
“We are happy to partner with Google and Cert-In in the cyber security education and awareness campaign. The Internet offers many opportunities to explore create and collaborate,” MyGov CEO Gaurav Dwivedi said in a statement. MyGov, the government’s online platform which seeks suggestions from people on different issues, hosted first round table discussion in this regard today. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022
“Measures to take internet safety practices for two specific target groups – government officials, children and young adults were discussed at the round table. Over 650 ideas received from MyGov users on the issue were also presented during the today’s meeting and were debated upon,” the statement said. DEITY Additional Secretary Tapan Ray suggested a year round programme to raise awareness of key policy makers on issues of internet safety. The programme would include roundtables, workshops, Security Cafes, and contests for young adults, policymakers and NGOs. Also Read - Honor phones to come with Google Mobile Services: Report
MyGov, in collaboration with all stakeholders, is also expected to issue awareness guidelines soon on various safety measures which can be followed by government officials, schools, guardians and other vulnerable sections. “To enable this and ensure that families and young people across India are safe, we’re working with CERT- In and MyGov to get the word out about good Internet practices and how to keep users safe online,” Google’s Head Public Policy India Chetan Krishnaswamy said.