Chinese Apps Ban: India Bans 47 more Chinese Apps

This news has taken over the internet that The government of India has banned 47 more Chinese app which were being reported to be the clones of those apps which were banned earlier in June 2020. This step may affect the India and China relations further and also the process of reviewing the nature of various apps is still under process and it is being reported in news that there is a list of more than 250 applications under scrutiny. The news was first posted by DD News and then it spread like a fire in a forest. We will be giving you all the highlights related to this news.

The official list of these 47 apps being banned is still awaited to be released by the Ministry of Electronics and IT, previously in June the ministry has released a list 59 Chinese apps that were banned in the country as they posed as a threat to India’s sovereignty and security. You can check the list of 59 Chinese apps banned in India through the link given below:

Chinese Apps Banned in India: List of 59 Chinese App Banned by GoI

The Chinese apps that have been banned under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act also includes some of the most downloaded apps in India, which certainly had a huge market in the nation. This review came into process amid the India China border standoff that led to 20 Indian Army personnel being killed on June 15. The government has reported that Ministry of IT has received compaints that many of these apps are suspected to misuse the data of users by “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorised manner to servers which have locations outside India.”

As per the news published in the Economic Time, “The exhaustive list, reviewed by ET, includes gaming app PUBG backed by China’s most valuable internet major Tencent, Zili by phone maker Xiaomi, AliExpress by ecommerce giant Alibaba as well as apps like Resso and ULike from TikTok-owner ByteDance.” We will provide the official list here once it is released by the Ministry.

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