Chinese apps ban: TikTok says in process of complying with government order

NEW DELHI: TikTok on Tuesday stated it’s in the process of complying with the government’s order on blocking of the app, and asserted that it has not shared data of Indian customers with any international government, together with that of China.
The brief video-sharing firm stated it has been invited to satisfy with involved government stakeholders for a possibility to reply and submit clarifications.
India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese hyperlinks, together with massively widespread TikTok and UC Browser, saying they have been prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and safety of the nation.
Meanwhile, TikTok app has been taken down from Google Play retailer and Apple App retailer. According to sources, TikTok has taken down the app from these app shops by itself.

“The Government of India has issued an interim order for the blocking of 59 apps, including TikTok, and we are in the process of complying with it. We have been invited to meet with concerned government stakeholders for an opportunity to respond and submit clarifications,” Nikhil Gandhi, head of TikTok, India stated.
TikTok added that it continues to conform with all knowledge privateness and safety necessities underneath the Indian legislation and has not shared any data of its customers in India with any international government, together with the Chinese government.
“Further, if we are requested to in the future we would not do so. We place the highest importance on user privacy and integrity,” he stated.

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