India government has made another digital strike on China. The government has banned 47 more apps from China on charges of India’s anti-collusion and integrity activities. All of them were acting as clones of previously banned apps. According to PTI sources, a notification was issued on Friday regarding banning these apps. With this, 106 Chinese apps have been banned so far.
275 apps including PUBG also targeted
According to media reports, 275 apps have also come under the government’s target regarding national security and user privacy. It also includes apps like PUBG and Ali Express. According to media reports, the government has identified these 275 apps for investigation. If national security or any other violation is found in these apps then they can be banned. Apart from Chinese apps, the government is also monitoring such apps which have investment in China.
Last month, 59 Chinese apps were banned, including TicketLock.
After the border dispute in the Galvan Valley, the central government banned 59 apps from China. The apps that were banned included short video apps such as TicketLock, V-Chat, UC Browser, UC News. All these apps were banned for activities against national security.
Government is making new laws for apps
According to media reports, the Modi government at the center is making new laws for apps. Several government agencies are working to draft new laws. According to reports, if an app violates these laws then it can be banned. These measures are being taken to increase cyber security and to keep the data of Indians safe.
China-Australia also gave the indication of ban
After the ban on 59 Chinese apps from India, there has been a demand for banning Chinese apps all over the world. The US and Australia have indicated a ban on many Chinese apps, including TicketLock. US President Donald Trump has commented on China several times under the pretext of Ticketlock.
India is the first country to ban Chinese app
Sajay Singh, partner of J Sagar Associates, says that it is not surprising to ban 47 Chinese apps. Not only India, this trend is seen in many countries globally about the security of the data of its citizens. Countries are adopting various mechanisms to protect the data of citizens. In 2022, the number of smartphone users in India will cross 44 million. In such a situation, the Government of India has identified the security of the data of its citizens. In China, many big companies including telecom, OTT have links with the government. This is the reason why companies are opposing Chinese companies on the issue of data security. India is the first country in the world to ban Chinese app.