Tik and Tok and Helo are among 59 apps that were banned on June 29th in the wake of security breach of personal information and a possible threat to sovereignty of the country, security and state of public order.
Tik tok which is owned by multinational conglomerate ‘Byte Dance’ insisted government to unban the app. The organization is prepared to set up local server enters in India to store client data locally and claimed that it prevents any leakage of personal data by promising security and integrity, accentuating that the app was operated in concordance with local laws.
The company defended in response to the detailed questionnaire (over 70 questions) that the IT ministry had raised to block Chinese apps. The ministry sought numerous details on problems such as data management practices, illegal data access, security features, data processing and collection.
A spokesperson for TikTok asserted that the company has submitted their response to the legislature and are relentlessly providing clarifications whenever needed to dispel the concerns they have. The firm assured itself as a law-abiding entity that has an absolute commitment to adherence to the local laws. It avoided any sharing of the personal data on third party severs as done earlier and emphasised that it will use local severs to build the trust.