TRAI Secretary V Raghunandan along with other industry members and government officials spearheaded discussions at Truecaller’s Fraud Prevention Summit in New Delhi, advocating for a unified strategy to fortify India’s digital security measures.
Raghunandan stressed the imperative nature of collaborative efforts between public and private entities, emphasising that no single agency can singularly address the myriad dimensions of security concerns prevalent in the country’s digital ecosystem.
“Only one agency, public or private cannot address all the dimensions of security in the country. The approach must be collaborative with strategic public-private partnerships. India is likely to lead such developments and this is the reason why we must look at every security dimension. Collaboration is the new mantra!” he noted.
He underscored India’s potential to lead in these developments, emphasising the need for a comprehensive approach to address every security dimension, placing collaboration at the forefront of this endeavour.
The event convened a consortium of influential stakeholders, including government officials, industry leaders, technology innovators, and policymakers. It served as a focal point for deliberations on enhancing safety in digital communication, delving into the legal, social, and economic impacts of fraudulent activities.
Alan Mamedi, CEO and co-founder of Truecaller, echoed Raghunandan’s sentiments, reiterating the company’s commitment to tailoring products and features specifically designed to aid Indian citizens in combating fraud. Mamedi emphasised the significance of proactive innovation and collaboration among stakeholders to mitigate risks and ensure a secure digital experience for all.
“Our commitment involves proactively mitigating risks through innovation and fostering collaboration among all stakeholders. This collective effort is crucial in preventing fraud, safeguarding citizens, and ensuring a safe digital experience for citizens. The Fraud Prevention Summit represents a significant step in this direction, uniting key stakeholders to adopt effective strategies to counter emerging threats and fortify user trust in digital communication,” he added.
The summit also witnessed the presence of various dignitaries, including Sandip Chatterjee, ‘Scientist G’ and Group Coordinator of the Cyber Law and Data Governance Division at the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), Naveen Jakhar, Assistant Director General at the Department of Telecommunications, Brijlal Singh, Deputy RBI Ombudsman, and Rakesh Maheshwari, former Senior Director and Group Coordinator, MeitY, who collectively endorsed the necessity of unified efforts to fortify India’s digital infrastructure against evolving threats.