National Informatics Centre, Himachal Pradesh has Developed “Stree Suraksha स्त्री सुरक्षा” Mobile App to help the women, residing in Kangra Administrative Division, Himachal Pradesh, in case of any emergency. The user has to pre-define the District where she ordinarily lives in, draft an emergency SMS and select the contacts to whom the emergency SMS will be sent in case of any emergency. The SMS is also sent to concerned District police control room. The app in addition to sending the pre-defined SMS to maximum of 3 chosen contacts, also send them the user's current location so that user's location can be traced. User also has option to send ignore SMS in case the SMS was sent by mistake. The app can also start recording audio-video which can also be used as evidence, if need arise. The app is available for free of cost.
App uses the following permissions of user’s device:
Location: The app uses device location to capture the GPS coordinates of user.
Camera & Audio/Video: The app uses device camera to capture the audio and video.
Contacts: The app uses device contacts to select the contacts to whom the emergency SOS will be sent.
The app does not capture any user information. The local app settings can be changed or removed by the user as per requirement. So as no data is captured by the app so do not need any Data Retention or Management Policy.
Mobile App is meant for use by the targeted audience only. Misuse by non-targeted users should be prevented by owner of the mobile device.
If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at divcomdsala-hp[at]nic[dot]in