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Google Play Store and Apple App Store block access to banned Chinese Apps in India

Lawstreet Journal 4 Jul 2020 7:19pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Business Google Play Store and Apple App Store block access to banned Chinese Apps in India

Days after India banned 59 Chinese apps for security concerns, most of these apps have been taken down from Google Play Store and Apple App Store- blocking their access to mobile phone users in the country. Chinese apps removed from the Play Store and the App Store include UC Browser, Xender, SHAREit, WeChat, Tiktok, CamScanner, and Mi Community.

"While we continue to review the interim orders from the Government of India, we have notified the affected developers and have temporarily blocked access to the apps that remained available on the Play Store in India," a Google spokesperson said.

Google said that it has temporarily blocked access to the banned apps on its India Play Store. However, the spokesperson did not disclose details of the apps that Google had blocked.

At present, Apple has also taken down applications like Shein, UC Browser, and a few more from the Apple App Store.

The affected Chinese companies can file their responses to the Committee established by the Central Government under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, in accordance with the Information Technology Rules of 2009.

According to the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, the decision was taken "in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state and public order."

The decision to ban 59 Chinese mobile apps was taken as a security measure after the India-China face-off in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh. The Ministry of Electronics &… Continue Reading...


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