Mozilla Decides To Open-Source Aarogya Setu App To Promote Transparency
Mozilla welcomed the government’s decision to open-source the Aarogya Setu app to help improve user trust and security.
On Wednesday, Mozilla welcomed the government’s decision to open-source the Aarogya Setu App.
“Mozilla welcomes the decision to open-source the Aarogya Setu App. While the move will go a long way in improving user trust and security, some significant steps remain before the app’s infrastructure can be called truly open source,” said Mozilla Public Policy Advisor, Udbhav Tiwari. According to an ANI report, this would also include open sourcing the server-side code and ensuring that the app is built exclusively from its public repository.
The app launched in April in public-private partnership enables people to themselves assess the risk of catching the coronavirus infection. The app makes its calculation based on a person’s interaction with others, using Bluetooth technology, algorithms, and artificial intelligence.
Talking about the new development, Mozilla Public Policy Advisor also said that Indians are still waiting for a comprehensive data protection law that would better protect them from the inherent privacy risks of exposure notification technology.
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