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Aarogya Setu now lets you delete your account, share risk status with other apps and users

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Three months after the app was launched, Aarogya Setu finally lets its users delete their account in an update released to the app on iOS and Android devices today. Well, kind of. As per information displayed while deleting the account on an Adroid device (iOS did not tell us what deleting our account would do), deleting the account means erasing information from government servers 30 days after account is deleted, deleting all app data from the phone, and permanently cancelling your registration. So this feature basically does nothing because earlier too, deleting the app meant that all data stored on the device (location and Bluetooth data not yet uploaded to the server) was deleted, but personal information (name, gender, age, profession, travel history), which was uploaded to the government server on registration, would be retained for 30 days even after the app was deleted. The question is whether data of users who are tested for COVID-19 is also deleted from government servers if they request for account deletion because as per the Privacy Policy, if users test negative, the data is retained for 45 days, and if they test positive, it is retained for 60 days after they are declared COVID-19 free. [caption id="attachment_217931" align="aligncenter" width="522" height="1024" alt=""] What it says when you try to delete the account on an Android device. Credit: Aroon Deep[/caption] The above information is not displayed on an iOS device. Under the option to delete data, the app says, "You can permanently delete your account…

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