India is preparing to impose a permanent ban on 58 more Chinese apps with TikTok. Experts say that the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) has issued a fresh notice to impose a permanent ban (Ban) on these apps in India. Among the apps that will be banned, 58 more apps are also included from TicketLock.
Experts say that the government is not satisfied with the response and explanation given by these companies. Therefore, preparations are being made to ban these 59 applications permanently. Notice has been issued to companies for ban (ban) only last week. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Ministry) banned 59 apps in June, including Bydtok’s Tiktok, Alibaba’s UC Browser and Tencent’s WeChat. Banning the app, it was said that through them activities are being done against the sovereignty and integrity of India.
‘Gave Chinese companies a chance to stand up’
Subsequently, the government gave these companies a chance to present their stand regarding compliance with privacy and security requirements before imposing permanent restrictions. Companies were also asked to answer questions sent by the ministry about this. 59 App was banned under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act.
In the last six months, the Indian government has banned 208 more Chinese apps. The ban was announced amidst tensions on the border between India and China, despite several rounds of talks at diplomatic and military levels, China is not deterring its antics.
Matter of evaluation of notice
A Tikotok spokesperson said that ensuring the privacy and security of all users is their top priority. He said that he is evaluating the notice of the government and will answer it in a proper manner. TicTock was also among the first companies to follow the Indian government directive issued on June 29, 2020.
He said that the company constantly tries to follow local laws and regulations. With this, he said that the company is trying its best to allay any concerns of the government.