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India Bans 47 More Apps that had Links with Chinese Data Servers

Lawstreet Journal 28 Jul 2020 9:49pm

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On Monday 27 July 2020, the Government banned 47 more apps that had links with Chinese data servers. Most of these apps were either clone of the apps that were previously banned or operated by the same parent company as that of the apps banned earlier.

The list includes TikTok lite, Helo Lite, ShareIt Lite, and Bigo Live Lite, among others. The government has not released a complete list of the banned applications, though. The moves brought up the tally of the total of Chinese apps being banned in India to 106.

The IT Ministry, in a statement, said that the decision was taken “in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of the state and public order.”

Last month, on 29 June 2020, the government had banned 59 apps in connection with Chinese companies or data servers, including TikTok, CamScanner, Shareit, UC Browser, Baidu Map, Bigo Live and Vigo Video. E-commerce platforms, such as Club Factory and Shein were also banned last month. The Ministry had handed over a list of 79 questions to these apps, which were to be answered by them within a period of three weeks. Failure to do so will lead to their permanent ban, it added.

On 21 July 2020, the Government told these apps to maintain strict compliance with the orders regarding the ban. It warned that any violation on part of the application companies would attract serious action against… Continue Reading...

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