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“Government blocks 118 mobile apps which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order,.” Also Read - TikTok Likely to Return to India as TickTock, Trademark Application By ByteDance Drops Big Hint

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“They are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order. This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety, security and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.”

The Indian government in June had banned 59 apps including TikTok, UC Browser and WeChat, and many others stating that these apps are ‘prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order’.

The Government stated that they have received many complaints about misuse regarding various mobile apps and in this regard they are taking an action and banning 118 mobile apps. The statement further says –

“The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures.”

The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre under the Ministry of Home Affairs added –

“Likewise, there have been similar bipartisan concerns, flagged by various public representatives, both outside and inside the Parliament of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against Apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens.”

It further states –

“On the basis of these and upon receiving of recent credible inputs that information posted, permissions sought, functionality embedded as well as data harvesting practices of above stated Apps raise serious concerns that these apps collect and share data in surreptitious manner and compromise personal data and information of users that can have a severe threat to security of the state.”