Earlier this month, search giant Google decided to help public health officials in India as well as other countries keep track of people movement in the wake of the Covid-19 virus outbreak. The initiative, Google’s own, was done with a belief that “open data can benefit the world at large”, its chief privacy officer told ET. It was undertaken through Covid-19 Community Mobility Reports which capture the percentage change in traffic and movement across public places such as parks, transit stations and grocery stores. This was done even while “upholding the privacy and security” of its users, Keith Enright said in an exclusive interview. Enright said Google has urged policymakers to keep sharing of such anonymous data with the governments “voluntary”, so as to maintain user privacy and the intellectual property rights of organisations. Mountain View, California-based Enright’s concerns also stem from a provision in India’s draft data protection Bill which makes it mandatory for companies to share public, community and anonymous data of users with the government in return for a fee. “We urge policymakers to promote voluntary data sharing mechanisms with adequate privacy, intellectual property protections and business confidentiality safeguards,” Enright said. The company supports regulations that provide… Read full this story
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