Analysis of Aarogya Setu App

Analysis of Aarogya Setu App

How India's official COVID19 surveillance app works

In this explainer, members from the tech community will analyze the newly launched android application, Aarogya Setu. They will present findings based on multiple standard analytical techniques usually applied to mobile apps, followed by a Q&A session, its terms and conditions, privacy policies and security risks.

**References:
1. App analysis document: https://bit.ly/3bXWeRc
2. List of COVID apps in India: https://bit.ly/2RnnQai
3. Harish Pillay’s whitepaper on open trace protocol and its source code - https://bluetrace.io
4. New protocol by MIT called PACT protocol - https://pact.mit.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/The-PACT-protocol-specification-ver-0.1.pdf

Recommended readings on COVID apps and contact tracing by global organizations:
1. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/04/how-protect-privacy-when-aggregating-location-data-fight-covid-19
2. https://www.ccc.de/en/updates/2020/contact-tracing-requirements
3. https://digitalreach.asia/tracetogether-disassembling-it-wasnt-easy-to-confirm-the-governments-claims-on-privacy/
4. https://fpf.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Privacy-Pandemics-The-Role-of-Mobile-Apps.pdf
5. https://www.lawfareblog.com/location-surveillance-counter-covid-19-efficacy-what-matters
6. https://ethics.harvard.edu/outpacing-virus
7. https://ethics.harvard.edu/justice-health-white-paper

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In this explainer, members from the tech community will analyze the newly launched android application, Aarogya Setu. They will present findings based on multiple standard analytical techniques usually applied to mobile apps, followed by a Q&A session, its terms and conditions, privacy policies and security risks.

**References:
1. App analysis document: https://bit.ly/3bXWeRc
2. List of COVID apps in India: https://bit.ly/2RnnQai
3. Harish Pillay’s whitepaper on open trace protocol and its source code - https://bluetrace.io
4. New protocol by MIT called PACT protocol - https://pact.mit.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/The-PACT-protocol-specification-ver-0.1.pdf

Recommended readings on COVID apps and contact tracing by global organizations:
1. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/04/how-protect-privacy-when-aggregating-location-data-fight-covid-19
2. https://www.ccc.de/en/updates/2020/contact-tracing-requirements
3. https://digitalreach.asia/tracetogether-disassembling-it-wasnt-easy-to-confirm-the-governments-claims-on-privacy/
4. https://fpf.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Privacy-Pandemics-The-Role-of-Mobile-Apps.pdf
5. https://www.lawfareblog.com/location-surveillance-counter-covid-19-efficacy-what-matters
6. https://ethics.harvard.edu/outpacing-virus
7. https://ethics.harvard.edu/justice-health-white-paper

For discussions on society, politics and technology, join Kaarana’s Telegram group on https://t.me/kaarana

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