The government is planning to create an app-certification or rating agency on lines of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

The agency will help the users to get key details about an application like its creators, key features and how it processes or stores users’ data.

To this end, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is working on creating a security roadmap for the digital infrastructure in the country. DoT has already set up a security lab at the National Centre for Communication Security (NCCS), Bengaluru. Similarly, a security lab is also in the process of being established at the Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC).

The government will also be setting up more such labs for mandatory testing and certification of telecom equipment.