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India bans 47 Chinese apps; over 250 more under scanner for user privacy violation

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After banning 59 Chinese applications last month, Finally, Indian govt banned 47 more Chinese apps, these 47 Chinese apps were working as the clones of the earlier banned apps, However the list of these 47 banned apps still not rolled out but it will be released soon.

Apart from these 47 apps, the Indian govt also prepared the list of over 250 apps which are originated in China and under the privacy concern, The govt. will examine for any user privacy or national security violations, government sources told India Today TV.

India has prepared a list of some Chinese applications over user privacy violation, signaling the possibility of more Chinese companies being banned in the country.

As per the government sources, India has drawn up a list of over 250 Chinese apps that are under scanner for any violation of national security and user privacy.

Some top gaming Chinese applications are also expected to be banned in the new list that is being drawn up, sources said. The Chinese applications, that are being reviewed, have allegedly been sharing data with the Chinese agencies.

This follows after high-profile ban of 59 Chinese apps including TikTok as border tensions continued in Ladakh after a violent, fatal face-off between the Indian and Chinese armies. The government said these apps were engaged in activities that were prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and defence of India.

A government press release announcing the ban stated: “The Ministry of Information Technology, invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps since in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order”.

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