Election Commission Severs Partnership With Google on Security Concerns

Google's Election Portal
Google’s Election Portal

The Election Commission which had partnered with Google to manage voter registration & facilitation, has severed the partnership as major parties and several other raised concerns of national security, a new report says.

The deal was that voters can check their enrollment status online, locate their polling station and navigate using Google Maps. Google was also to provide some of its resources to help the Election Commission of India.

The commission on Thursday said that “After due consideration, the commission has decided not to pursue it any further.” (Source)

Cyber experts and major political parties had questioned the Election Commissions move as it would mean leaving much of electoral data in the hands of Google.

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