New Delhi: TikTok and 58 other Chinese mobile apps have been banned by the Government of India. GoI decided not to allow the apps both on mobile and non-mobile devices.
Press release by GoI mentioned, “The Ministry of Information Technology, invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps since in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”
It further mentioned, “The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) has also received many representations from citizens regarding security of data and breach of privacy impacting upon public order issues”.
It seems that the decision was taken amid a face-off between India and China in Galwan Valley.
This post was last modified on June 29, 2020 9:09 pm