India bans 59 Chinese apps for privacy concerns and data protection

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on Monday, Indian government banned 59 mobile apps from China, including apps such as the popular TikTok and UC Browser. The government said that these apps are harmful to the sovereignty, integrity and national security of the country.

In an official statement, the Ministry of Information Technology said that it had received many complaints regarding these apps. Reports were received about the use of these apps available on Android and IOS platforms, these apps were stealing consumers' data to status servers outside India.

The Ministry has said in its statement that under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, under the provisions of the Information Technology Act (Procedure and Safeguard for Blocking of Access of Information by Public), Rules 2009 and in view of the contingent nature of the threats, 59 apps are banned.

According to the available information, activities were being carried out through these apps which are prejudicial to India's sovereignty and integrity, defense of India, security of the state and public order. To ban these apps, the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center, Ministry of Home Affairs and all the security agencies were also recommended.

Among the banned apps are 59 apps like Tik-Tok, UC Browser, Cam Scanner, WeChat, etc. Indian security agencies had reported that China can hack Indian data through these apps. It was stated by the government that there were increased concerns about the aspects related to data security and the privacy protection of 130 crore Indians. It has recently been noted that the sovereignty and security of our country is also threatened by such concerns.

The list of banned apps are:-

1. TikTok 2. Shareit 3. Kwai 4. UC Browser 5. Baidu map 6. Shein 7. Clash of Kings 8. DU battery saver 9. Helo 10. Likee 11. YouCam makeup 12. Mi Community 13. CM Browers 14. Virus Cleaner 15. APUS Browser 16. ROMWE 17. Club Factory 18. Newsdog 19. Beauty Plus 20. WeChat 21. UC News 22. QQ Mail 23. Weibo 24. Xender 25. QQ Music 26. QQ Newsfeed 27. Bigo Live 28. SelfieCity 29. Mail Master 30. Parallel Space 31. Mi Video Call - Xiaomi 32. WeSync 33. ES File Explorer 34. Viva Video - QU Video Inc 35. Meitu 36. Vigo Video 37. New Video Status 38. DU Recorder 39. Vault- Hide 40. Cache Cleaner DU App studio 41. DU Cleaner 42. DU Browser 43. Hago Play With New Friends 44. Cam Scanner 45. Clean Master - Cheetah Mobile 46. Wonder Camera 47. Photo Wonder 48. QQ Player 49. We Meet 50. Sweet Selfie 51. Baidu Translate 52. Vmate 53. QQ International 54. QQ Security Center 55. QQ Launcher 56. U Video 57. V fly Status Video 58. Mobile Legends 59. DU Privacy