EC called off ties with Google to register new voters

Jan 10, 2014 15:20 IST

Election Commission on 9 January 2014 decided to call off the tie with Google for registering the new voters through online and to guide regarding the voting procedures. The Election Commission had signed an agreement with Google Company on 2 January 2014.

image Earlier, Google made a presentation to the EC seeking technical link to its voter’s database to improve searching one’s name in the electoral rolls. However, concerns were raised over privacy, data security and its commercial use by the Indian security agencies.

Amidst the possible impact on national security and democracy, the Election Commission (EC) decided not to share details of around 800 million voters with internet giant Google. EC may seek the US-based company’s support only for creating voter awareness.

Ahead of Lok Sabha general election, the Election Commission of India has been making necessary arrangements to make all eligible voters across the country to vote in the election.

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