Today on 27 July, Indian government banned 47 Chinese apps for security concerns. The ban comes after a month of banning of popular 59 Chinese apps like TikTok,Share it,Camscanner etc. The list of 47 banned apps will be released soon by Indian Electronic and Information Technology ministry.
According to the report by ANI, 47 Chinese apps banned today are the lite variants or clones of previously banned 59 apps. These apps include TikTok lite,Bigo lite,Shareit lite etc.
Indian ministry of Electronic and Information Technology has prepared list of 250 Chinese which are put under scanning for stealing user’s private data and threat for national security. The list includes apps linked to Alibaba and Tencent backed PUBG.
The apps that are put on list are expected to be banned. This apps allegedly shared user’s data with Chinese Government which can cause threat to both User’s privacy and National security.
Last month Indian Government banned 59 Chinese apps including big names like TikTok,Helo,Shareit etc. These apps were banned due to security violation. The ban came amidst the conflict between India and China on ladakh border.
In a press release announcing ban by Indian government “The Indian Ministry of Information Technology invoking it’s power under section 69A of IT act with read with relevant provisions (Blocking a access information to public) rules 2009 and in the view of emergent threat has decided to ban 59 Chinese ban since in view of information available these apps are engaged in activities which are threat to India’s sovereignty,integrity,security,defence,law and order.
A day after ban Google removed all 59 apps from Play Store. TikTok refused to fight legal battle in court against the ban.
Chinese government spokesperson said that this ban is against the International trade laws. In response chinese government banned Indian news sites. USA firmly supported the ban of 59 apps in India
Lists of apps banned today and apps that are under scanner are not released yet so we will update you soon after the official release of lists by government.