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Google is ramping up new initiatives to ensure Internet safety in India

Since the rise of Covid-19, most of the companies have adopted work from home culture, this has risen the use of the internet amongst people as all the people becomes reliant on the internet to accomplish their tasks. But as we all know with the huge responsibility risks also arise hence, with the rising use of the internet the risk of data hacking also emerges.

In the past few years, several data theft cases have been observed which also involve a lot of the data of major big companies globally.

As a result of these breaches the operations of these companies were also disrupted. Therefore, to help prevent users from data theft Google announces to launch a bunch of new programs and initiatives to ensure safety to the internet users.

The announcement was made public during the virtual Google event held in India on Wednesday. Through the current initiative, Google aims to strengthen resources of its Trust & Safety teams in India, establishing a newly enhanced Safety Center in different regional languages including Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, and Gujarati, as well as to launch the education programs centered on online safety for kids and families.

Google has teamed with Indian comic book publisher Amar Chitra Katha to teach important internet safety lessons to kids in an entertaining way. Google is often under the radar of critics regarding data safety issues, hence there is a heightened need for Google to boost the safety, security, reliability, and privacy of its platform.

Cerf also suggests Google build tools to assist users to protect themselves against cyber-attacks along with investing in safety programs to make the platform the safest place for everyone. During an event, a Google spokesperson said, “To accomplish these initiatives we require the combine efforts of our employees in collaboration with key stakeholders”.

Riya

Riya is a technology enthusiast and an avid researcher. She writes about consumer tech, hacking, and technology consumer issues at TheDigitalHacker.
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