IT minister launches 'Stay Safe Online' campaign to tackle cybercrime

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As part of India's G20 presidency,

As part of India's G20 presidency, the Minister for Electronics & Information Technology, Communications and Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw has launched the "Stay Safe Online" campaign and the “G20 Digital Innovation Alliance” (G20-DIA), at Delhi on 28th December.

Important facts

  • MeitY, the nodal ministry for the G20 Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG), has represented India in several working groups and ministerial sessions.

  • During India's G20 presidency, MeitY will focus on three priority areas, namely Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI), Cyber Security, and Digital Skill Development, together with the Stay Safe Online campaign and DIA programme under the DEWG.

  • MeitY aims to advance the vision of digital transformation of the global digital economy for public service delivery through innovation in a secure cyber environment and a future-ready digitally skilled workforce.

About Stay Safe Online Campaign

  • It aims to raise awareness among citizens to stay safe in the online world due to the widespread use of social media platforms and rapid adoption of digital payments.

  • Rapid growth in the number of Internet users in India and rapidly evolving technology have presented unique challenges.

  • The campaign will sensitise citizens of all age groups, especially children, students, women, senior citizens, teachers, officials of Central/State Governments, etc., about cyber risk and ways to deal with it.

  • The campaign will be run in English, Hindi and local languages to reach out to a wider audience.

About G20 Digital Innovation Alliance (G20-DIA)

  • It aims to identify and enable adoption of innovative and impactful digital technologies developed by startups from G20 countries.

  • It can address the needs of humanity in the critically important sectors of agri-tech, health-tech, ed-tech, fin-tech, secured digital infrastructure, and circular economy.

  • Startup products in the aforementioned six themes enabled through Digital Public Goods Infrastructure can create a global population-scale impact and reduce the digital divide and enable sustainable, and inclusive techno-socio-economic development.

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