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Expecting to bring issues to light about online safety, Google India in a joint effort with Ministry of Consumer Affairs reported an across the nation ‘Digitally Safe Consumer campaign,as a major aspect of a bigger push to better secure customer interest on the web.

As a component of this coordinated effort, Google alongside the Department of Consumer Affairs will embrace a yearlong campaign which will concentrate on building limits of customer associations, the staff of consumer affairs department and counselors of National Consumer Helpline on Internet safety and related issues.

Chetan Krishnaswamy, country head, public policy, Google India said “With the rapid increase in digitization across all spheres, the message of internet safety needs to be integrated into the everyday tasks that the consumer undertakes online.This initiative will add to our existing campaigns guiding users to navigate the web and manage their digital lives safely and leverage the web to the fullest,”

To facilitate training and data on online safety instruments, Google with the assistance of accomplice offices will work towards pushing computerized security and protection needs through ‘Advanced Literacy, Safety and Security’ workshops through a ‘Prepare the Trainer’ setup for roughly 500 individuals which will include 250 consumer organizations.

These mentors will additionally connect with the neighborhood group to spread awareness around the requirement for web security. The whole campaign is expected to take off January 2017 and will connect with training materials to more than 1,200 consumer associations and additionally consumer affairs department of each state and Union Territories.

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Madhurima Goyal, From ITvoir News Desk