Karnataka govt partners with Truecaller to promote cyber safety awareness

07:32 PM Feb 05, 2024 | PTI |

Karnataka government on February 5 signed a Letter of Intent with the caller ID and spam-blocking app Truecaller to enhance cyber safety awareness and promote safety in digital communication in the state. The collaboration is expected to help citizens operate from secure digital spaces.


Karnataka IT-BT Minister Priyank Kharge said, “This partnership underscores the Karnataka government’s commitment to prioritising the safety of our citizens in the digital ecosystem. Cybercrimes and fraud in digital communication are growing at a rapid pace with advancing technology, thus exposing vulnerable citizens to high risk.”

In November 2023, the Karnataka government signed a Letter of Intent with the tech firm Meta, the holding company of Facebook, to launch two initiatives aimed at raising awareness among students and educators about online safety and digital citizenship.

Under this association, Truecaller will carry out a series of initiatives to create awareness about cyber safety among citizens in the state. The comprehensive campaign will improve online safety awareness with practical tips to prevent citizens from falling prey to scams and enable them to safeguard their personal information while using digital communication tools responsibly.

“The government is taking proactive steps to increase awareness and promote safety in digital communications. Bengaluru is synonymous with innovation and is recognized as a thriving tech hub. We take pride in adopting a collaborative approach to enhancing citizens’ online safety here,” said Kharge.


Sharing his thoughts on the initiative, Rishit Jhunjhunwala, Chief Product Officer & MD Truecaller India, said, “We are delighted to collaborate with the Karnataka government to enhance digital safety in communication, empowering citizens to make the most of opportunities available to them in the digital world. At Truecaller, we are consistently working towards improving fraud prevention and are confident that this collaboration will assist the citizens of Karnataka in staying one step ahead of fraudsters.


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