Govt to start Internet safety programme with Google
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New Delhi: Government will launch Internet safety programme in partnership with Google in order to create awareness among users regarding cyber threat.
“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 on Wednesday.
“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.
Department of electronics and information technology (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.
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.