In a statement issued by the official social media handle of TikTok, Nikhil Gandhi has confirmed that at present ban The process of executing the order is underway. Company representatives will hold meetings with government officials to discuss and clarify the matter. Nikhil Gandhi says that privacy and security of users is primary for Tiktok and there will be no compromise with users’ data. Even if the Chinese government makes a request in this regard.
Gandhi said in his statement, “TikTok complies with all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law and no information about our Indian users is shared with any foreign government, including the Chinese government.” Also, if we are requested to do so in future also, we will not do anything like this. For us the privacy and integrity of the users is of paramount importance.”
Gandhi also said that many millions of people depend solely on TikTok for their lifestyle, including many first time internet users.
The deletion of Tiktok from the App Store means that you will no longer get any kind of update related to this app. However, if you already have the app, you can use it, but no new features and security changes will be made in the future.
Apart from TikTok, the Indian government has banned 58 Chinese apps in India, including many apps like ShareIt, UC Browser, Shein, Club Factory, Clash of Kings, Helo, Mi Community, CamScanner, ES File Explorer, VMate. The government claims that all these apps were involved in such activities, which may pose a threat to the sovereignty and integrity of the country, security of the country, security of the state and public order etc.