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Chinese app ban: TikTok now wants to store Indian users' data locally

ByteDance is currently in talks with the Indian government. TikTok has told the government that it is ready to store data in India.

  • Published: July 29, 2020 3:56 PM IST
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TikTok is another app that has been popular for a while but what made its entry into this list is the fact that it also got banned in India. This led to the entry of several TikTok alternatives in India


The government of India recently banned a bunch of Chinese apps, citing security reasons. These include popular apps like TikTok, Shein, UC Browser, and others. Earlier around 59 Chinese apps were banned in the country and just a few days back 47 more clones of already banned apps were blocked. TikTok has gained a lot of popularity and has even defeated apps like Facebook and Instagram in terms of engagement scores or downloads. Also Read - Moj App: How to download, use the Indian TikTok competitor

India is one of the most important markets for TikTok, which is owned by ByteDance. The company is now in talks with the Indian government. The brand has told the government that it is ready to store data in India. It is also denying any breach of user privacy and sovereignty or integrity. TikTok is saying that it is committed to complying with local data laws and privacy requirements. Also Read - Apps that ruled the news in 2020: PUBG Mobile, WhatsApp, TikTok and more

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The company was given a detailed questionnaire of over 70 questions from the information technology ministry. “We have submitted our response to the government and are working with them to provide clarifications to allay the concerns they have. Throughout our operations, we have demonstrated an unequivocal commitment to complying with local laws, including data privacy and security requirements,” a TikTok spokesperson told TOI. Also Read - Consumers worldwide spent a record $407.6 mn on mobile apps this Christmas: Sensor Tower

If the company successfully regains the trust, then this will be great news for TikTok creators. It is being reported that the brand has plans to open data centres in India. As of now, the data of Indian TikTok users are saved in third-party servers in the US and Singapore.

Besides, apart from the 47 apps that will be banned, India has also reportedly prepared a list of over 250 Chinese applications that will be under examination for data mining and lapses of security. The apps will be checked for any national security violations, reports India Today. This list of 250 Chinese apps reportedly involves applications linked to the Alibaba group as well as popular battle royale game PUBG Mobile.

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  • Published Date: July 29, 2020 3:56 PM IST



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