The Centre released protocols for the usage and sharing of data collected through app Aarogya Setu

The protocols came amid concerns about privacy posed by the app, which has over nine crore users.

The ‘Aarogya Setu Data Access and Knowledge Sharing Protocol, 2020’ restricts the use of data – such as the information people provide during self-assessment

The data can be retained for 180 days and shared between any government department or ministry, the document says

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“However, response data may be shared with such third parties only if it is strictly necessary,” the government said in its order.

The users can also ask the government to delete demographic data.

“User data on the app is safe, and of the 98 million downloads, the data of only 12,000 people have been stored on the servers,” said Abhishek Singh, CEO of MyGov

The protocol will remain in force for six months.