Google held the second edition of its “Safer with Google” event on August 25, where it announced a slew of new measures to protect online users in India. The company announced a cyber security development program for approximately 100,000 developers, IT and startup professionals across the country.
To ensure privacy on the business side, Google is working with banks like HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, SBI and ICICI to raise awareness about bank fraud. The company stated that they are also working with major telecom operators like Airtel.
Google says it has launched a multilingual user awareness campaign across India that encourages people to take basic precautions to avoid some common fraud, phishing techniques, and attacks.
In addition, Google today launched its Protecting Children. Google website in three Indian languages: Bengali, Hindi and Tamil, inviting Indian organizations and NGOs to collaborate. Google already provides eligible partners with its child protection and measures toolkit free of charge, which includes the Content Protection API and CSAI Match, two tools that enable the partners to better fight abusive content.
Google.org is providing a grant to the Collective Good Foundation (CGF) to reach more than 900,000 people, targeting women, LGBTQIA+ people and other vulnerable users, with a training program and resources that are specifically designed to protect the users from online risks. Programs and content will be available in five languages including English, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu and Marathi.
Google is also partnering with women’s community platform Sheroes to offer its members a personalized 10-part online safety video series. Currently available in English and Hindi, this on-demand program will focus on online security fundamentals such as password protection, blocking suspicious emails and dangerous sites, and more to stay safe online.