Chinese app Tiktok by internet giant ByteDance has briefed the Indian government that the company is now ready with a framework to set up data centers in India that will store the information of users locally. Although the company still denies any kind of breach of user privacy and integrity highlighting that its functioning has always followed the local rules and regulations.
Popular apps like Tiktok and Helo were in the group of 59 Chinese apps blocked by the government on June 29. The reason for banning them was on the accusation of “engaging in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state and public order”.
Previously the IT ministry had tossed an inquiry of more than 70 questions to the banned Chinese apps looking for answers from them on many subjects such as data management practices, unauthorized data access, security features, data processing, and collection.
“We have submitted our response to the government and are working with them to provide clarifications to allay the concerns they have. Throughout the duration of our operations, we have demonstrated an unequivocal commitment to complying with local laws, including data privacy and security requirements.” a TikTok official said.
The government has formed a high-level committee to look into the response of the Chinese companies which would help it work out the future course of action, including a decision to have any face-to-face meeting or seek further details.
A high-level committee has been formed by the government for looking into the replies of Chinese companies. From deciding the future course of action to holding meeting one on one with them would be the responsibility of the committee.