new Delhi: After being banned in India, China’s video app TikTok has clarified that they have not shared data of Indians with any country, including China. The Indian government on Monday banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok. The government has imposed this restriction on China’s mobile apps for security reasons. TikTok has said that they are committed to privacy of users under Indian law and if asked to do so, they will not share data with anyone in future.
IT Ministry had received complaints
Let the IT ministry say in an official statement released on Monday that it has received several complaints from various sources, including several reports about the misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms. The government said that these reports stated that these apps’ steal users’ data, send them unauthorizedly to servers located outside India. ‘TickTalk’s cleanup follows action taken by the government based on these reports Has come.
How much impact will China have
Apps from all 59 Chinese companies, including TikTok, are in the phones of crores of users in India. Talking about TikTok, it is the most downloaded app in India. It has more than 12 crore active users. According to reports, 30% of the videos on TikTok make up Indian users. India has closed the doors of a very big market for these Chinese apps by banning them because they used to earn revenue of crores of rupees. Also, they could serve the desired content to the Indian youth.
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