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India bans China's TikTok, WeChat apps, citing sovereignty, safety concerns

2020-06-30 10:02:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The Ministry of Information Technology said the move comes after complaints about unauthorised use and storage of data. The ministry in particular flagged the fact that data was taken out of Indian data centres and stored, and probably used, elsewhere. The government says it wants to make sure India's sovereignty is safe, as well as the privacy of its citizens. "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 concerns which requires emergency measures," the ministry said.

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