Naveen S Garewal
Tribune News Service
Hyderabad, September 24
The Hyderabad Police and Google have agreed to work together to prevent cybercrime.
In a virtual meeting, the Cyberabad Police told the multinational company about the increasing cases of fraudsters using the Google platform to commit cybercrimes.
The police pointed out that Google Ad services were being used to dupe people.
Commissioner VC Sajjanar who discussed cyber frauds with the representatives of Google said that the platform of the company, especially the Google Ad service, was used where the fraudsters posted fake customer care numbers and misused the Google view form link services among others.
“We discussed precautions to be taken by the Google technical team to prevent misuse of Google platforms by cyber fraudsters and to prevent cybercrime as a whole,” said Sajjanar.
Police sources said that detailed discussions were held in which the police politely yet forcefully prevailed upon Google to delete objectionable videos and content from YouTube and asked the US multinational to cooperate in furnishing user details and IP logs of Gmail, YouTube channels and Google Pay transactions with the cybercrime wing of the police.
The Google team, according to the police, has responded positively and has assured to provide information needed for investigations.
Google has also proactively come up with suggestions and solutions to issues raised by the Cyberabad Police wing of the Hyderabad police.
Sajjanar also suggested appointing a Nodal Officer to be available 24X7 on call to respond to law enforcement agencies in case of emergencies. It was also decided to have fortnightly meetings to put a check on cyber frauds, said officials.