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Digital strike: India bans 59 Chinese mobile apps on security threat

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  • Date Added: Jul 23, 2020
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BUSINESS-STANDARD JUN-2020 India has banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including the popular SHAREit, TikTok, UC Browser, and SHEIN, citing them to be a security threat. The government invoked its powers under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act and relevant provisions under IT Rules 2009 to block these apps, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) said on Monday.