Google launches new public safety initiative in India to secure internet user’s data and devices


Google today on the occasion of Safer Internet Day launches a new public safety initiative in India; #SecurityCheckKiya to ensure data protection targeted at young and first-time web users. Google brings three simple actions to users to protect and prevent themselves from account hijacking, safeguarding their Android phones from malicious apps and also secure data even if the device is lost.

Google believes that Indian users who are coming online for the first time are increasingly getting vulnerable to bad actors and abuse on the web. With the new three steps, the company aims to protect the internet safety and online experience. The company further said that it will make this initiative available on its home screen (www.google.com) to encourage users to take the first step of security check.

The three steps for safer web experience including for all Android mobile users, Gmail users. Google is asking users to review the security settings and Google account activity with one click in the ‘My Account’ section on Desktop and in Gmail app for Android mobile users. Google Security check helps you to automatically scan for any vulnerability and suggests you required changes.

At the I/O 2017, Google introduced the new Play Protect for Android mobiles which run safety check to see if the installed apps are secure. It also scans all apps for malware before and after you install them. It is automatically enabled on your device. Alternatively, you can also enable it from Phone Settings > Security & Location > Google Play Protect.

Finally, Google is also asking users to download ‘Find My Device” from the Play Store. This app from Google helps you to easily locate a lost Android device and keeps your device and information secure. Google is promoting these three steps as a part of its new #SecurityCheckKiya initiative for India for data protection.