Keeping in mind the users data privacy, the government had banned 59 apps last month. According to media reports, the government has banned 47 more Chinese apps after these apps. Last Friday, the government has decided to ban these 47 apps. The government has once again taken a tough decision to prevent the theft of Indian users’ data by Chinese apps companies. This decision of the government has been taken only a few days after the ban of 59 apps. These apps have also been issued an order to ban users keeping in mind the violation of data privacy of the users.
Last month, the government banned 59 apps, including TikTok, CamScanner, Shareit, UC Browser. According to reports, the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has found these apps to be directly or indirectly involved in data theft. After which these 47 apps have been banned. After banning 59 apps last month, the government had said that the data of Indian users could not become profit elements in any way. It affects India’s national security and sovereignty. All the 59 apps were removed from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store with immediate effect only after a government order.
After these 59 and 47 apps banned by the government, 275 more apps are also on the government’s radar, which includes many more apps including PUBG. Most of these 275 apps are apps from Xiaomi and Alibaba group. Apart from these apps, apps from many other Chinese companies including Byte Dance, ULike are included. All these apps are being closely monitored by the government. The possibility of data leakage of Indian users is also being expressed through these 275 apps. The government is constantly monitoring these apps to protect India’s cyber security.
According to ET’s report, 14 apps of Xiaomi which include Capcut, FaceU etc. have been put on the radar. Chinese Internet and other companies’ apps such as Meitu, LBE Tech, Perfect Corp, Sina Corp, Netease Games, Yoozoo Global etc. are also on the radar. The possibility of data leaks is also being expressed by these apps. A total of 275 apps, including these apps, are currently on the radar, which can be banned at any time.