June 30, 2020/India-
After India bans 59 mobile apps, Tiktok tries to clarify it doesn’t share any data with Chinese Government.
The Union government had on Monday banned 59 Chinese mobile applications including TikTok, citing concerns that these are “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.
TikTok, one of the 59 mobile applications ordered to be blocked by the central government, on Tuesday insisted that it did not pass on any information about its users to any foreign government including the Chinese government and would not do so in the future too.
In a statement that came hours after the government announced the ban on 59 mobile and web applications, TikTok India’s head Nikhil Gandhi said the company had been invited to meet with government stakeholders concerned “to respond and submit clarifications”.
The banned applications have been removed from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store for India. The applications banned by the government include Club Factory, SHAREit, Likee, Mi Video Call (Xiaomi), Weibo, Baidu and Bigo Live.