Aarogya Setu has updated its terms of service and privacy policy. After opening the App, the user gets a prompt message about its updated terms and privacy policy. The user must accept the updated terms to continue using the application.

Aarogya Setu is the official Covid-19 Contact Tracing app of India. Aarogya Setu is developed by National Informatics Centre. It comes under the government’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

Moreover, the App has recently hit 100 Million downloads on Google Play Store. According to Aarogya Setu’s Official twitter handle, the app has crossed 110 Million downloads recently. The app was released in April 2020. Besides, it is free to download for Android, Ios, and KaiOS as well.

Aarogya Setu hitting 110 Million Downloads.

Updated Terms of Service And Privacy Policy of Aarogya Setu:

Aarogya setu updates privacy policy.

The Updated terms of Service and Privacy policy of Aarogya Setu are as follows:

  1. Failure to comply with the Terms of service no longer results in suspension.
  2. Reference to the convenience services and ePass features.
  3. Clarifications provided as to the consequences of not keeping the phone with you.
  4. The restrictions on tampering and reverse-engineering have been removed.
  5. It has been made clear that it is only if you delete the App that you will no longer be able to use the service.
  6. Clarifications as to the liability of the government for certain actions and disclaimers.
  7. Contact information has been provided for defect reporting.

As one can see in the screenshot, seven terms of service and privacy policy points have been updated. Clarifications have been provided as to what data is collected. Undoubtedly, it is evident that the update is done to improve the Aarogya Setu’s tampered publicity due to this.

The restrictions on reverse engineering and tampering the app have been lifted. Contact information is also added to report a defect/false case.

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