“In process of complying” with government, says TikTok India

This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.

Written by June 30, 2020 09:46

New Delhi: TikTok India on Tuesday said “in process of complying” with government order day after being blocked along with 58 other Chinese apps.

The statement also also said it “continued to comply with data privacy and security requirements under Indian law” and had not shared any information of users in India with “any foreign government, including the Chinese government”.

“We have been invited to meet with concerned government stakeholders for an opportunity to respond and submit clarifications,” TikTok India head Nikhil Gandhi said in a statement.

This comes amid border tensions with China in Eastern Ladakh.

Almost all the apps banned have some preferential Chinese interest and the majority have parent Chinese companies. The Ministry of Information Technology said in a release that it has decided to block 59 apps in view of the information available that “they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order”.

TikTok received most takedown requests from India in 2019

Law, Electronics and Information Technology Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that government has banned apps for safety, security, defence, sovereignty and integrity of India.

This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.