The developer community can review the source code of India’s COVID-19 contact-tracing app...
...and understand how the entire process works and what personal information is processed through the app.
India’s IT Ministry secretary, Ajay Prakash Sawhney said during a press conference that 98% users of Aarogya Setu are on Android and thus, the source code for the Android app is being released first.
The source code of iOS version of the app will be released within the next two weeks along with the server code.
Further, Dr. Neeta Varma, director general of the National Informatics Commission also announced a bug bounty programme
It will offer cash rewards of up to Rs 1 lakh to everyone that will report bugs, code frailties and improvements to the government
The bug bounty programme will offer three different kinds of privacy bug bounties and one code improvement programme
Varma also stated that while this is the first bug bounty programme, it may also spell a future where all tech integrations made by official government deployments can go through similar checks.