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Govt to start internet safety campaign with Google

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cyberGovernment will launch Internet Safety Campaign in collaboration with Google and Computer Emergency Response Team-India (Cert-In).

Measures to take internet safety practices for two specific target groups- government officials, children and young adults were discussed at the first round table discussion hosted by the citizen engagement platform MyGov.

Over 650 ideas received from MyGov users on the issue were also presented during the discussion.

“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.

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.

“The Internet has brought a number of incredible things to the world. But it’s also important that it be a safe space for families to explore, learn and enjoy together. 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.

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