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Akshay Kannan, Product Manager, Android

September 22, 2018

Akshay Kannan

Google's 'Emergency Location Service' for Android comes to US

Product Manager Akshay Kannan said in a blog post back then that your Global Positioning System information is sent directly to emergency services and is "never seen or handled by Google". With this announcement, emergency location from Android devices is now being delivered to emergency communications centers in the US via the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse, a secure source of emergency data that is offered as a free service to every public safety agency nationwide. .....

September 19, 2018

Akshay Kannan

Google teams up with T-Mobile on more-accurate 911 location data - CNET

..... This comes after Google launched the service in the UK and Estonia in 2016. Product Manager Akshay Kannan said in a blog post back then that your GPS information is sent directly to emergency services and is "never seen or handled by Google." In June, Apple said iOS 12 would let iPhone users share location with 911 operators and enable emergency staff to locate callers more accurately and quickly. .....