Government strict on Chinese apps to ensure companies ban order

The government has banned 59 apps with Chinese apps include TikTok, CamScanner and UC Brower on June 29. The Chinese apps were banned over IP based and device ID. You will not use these all apps in the India over VPN services.

A report came out from government after collecting multiple reports over Chinese companies unable to remove apps like TikTok, UC Browser and CamScanner on the smartphone’s ROM.

Government told directed them to ensure strict compliance to its orders and warned of serious action in case of any violation as per sources.

The government source told IT ministry has now written to all these companies a warning that continued availability and operations of these banned apps directly either indirectly is not illegal bur also offence under the Information Technology Act and other national security risk.

If any banned aps list is found to be made available by the company through any means to use within India directly and it would be taken as a violation of the government orders.