TikTok reacts to ban, says will comply with India rules

Chennai: A day after the government of India banned it along with 58 other apps, Chinese short-video making app TikTok today said it is in the process of complying with the Indian government order and is not sharing any data of Indian users with the Chinese government.

In a statement, Nikhil Gandhi, head of TikTok India, said, “the government of India has issued an interim order for the blocking of 59 apps, including TikTok and we are in the process of complying with it.”

He added that the company has been invited to meet with concerned government stakeholders for an opportunity to respond and submit clarifications.

“TikTok continues to comply with all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law and have not shared any information of our users in India with any foreign government, including the Chinese Government,” he said.

The Indian government on Monday banned apps like TikTok, WeChat, UC Browser and Xiaomi’s Mi Community over national security concerns as India-China bilateral relations remain strained after the death of 20 Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley clash with Chinese PLA troops in eastern Ladakh.


NT Bureau