- January 26, 2021
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Daily News
- India’s ministry of electronics and information technology has issued fresh notices to make permanent a ban imposed on video app TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps in Jun 21, Indian media reported late on 25 Jan 21.
- When it first imposed the ban, the Indian government gave the 59 apps a chance to explain their position on compliance with privacy and security requirements, the Times of India reported on 25 Jan 21.
- The companies, which include ByteDance’s popular video-sharing app TikTok, Tencent Holdings’ WeChat and Alibaba’s UC Browser, were also asked to respond to a list of questions, the newspaper said.
- “The government is not satisfied with the response/explanation given by these companies. Hence, the ban for these 59 apps is permanent now,” business newspaper Livemint quoted a source familiar with the notices as saying. It said the notices were issued last week.
- The ministry’s Jun 21 order stated that the apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.
- The order, which India referred to as a “digital strike”, followed a skirmish with Chinese troops at a disputed Himalayan border site when 20 Indian soldiers were killed.
External Link : https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN29U2G6