As the government of India banned TikTok with 58 other apps in India with link to China, the video app has issued an official statement and said that they are stakeholders for an opportunity to respond and submit clarifications.
The statement further added that, ” TikTok continues to comply with all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law and has not shared any information of Indian users with any foreign government, including the Chinese government.”
Nikhil Gandhi, Head of TikTok India, has said that the app is in the process of complying with the government’s ‘interim order’.
It also said that in future also they are not going to do so as they place the highest importance on users privacy and integrity.
— TikTok India (@TikTok_IN) June 30, 2020
The Information Technology Ministry in a statement said it has received many complaints from various sources, including several reports about the misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorised manner to servers which have locations outside India”.
“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 statement said.