The government must direct the banned Chinese-origin apps to hand over all the data they have on Indian users, so that it is not “misused”, former RSS ideologue KN Govindacharya urged. In a letter to the Home Ministry, he called for a cybersecurity audit of the banned apps by CERT-In, so that “sensitive and valuable Indian data is not further compromised”. MediaNama has seen a copy of the letter. The government of India had banned over 200 ‘Chinese’ apps, claiming that these apps were a threat to India’s national security, and Indians’ privacy. These apps included the likes of TikTok, PUBG, WeChat, Bigo Live, and ShareIt, among others. TikTok has even scaled down its Indian operations, citing the government’s inaction on a clear path forward, and its parent Bytedance has let go several employees in India in the wake of…
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