Another 47 Chinese apps banned in India, more apps under scrutiny

After banning 59 mobile applications including TikTok, almost a month ago, the Indian government has cracked down on 47 more mobile apps, most being clones or lite variants of the ones earlier banned.

A month after banning 59 Chinese mobile applications, the government of India has reportedly banned 47 more apps with links to China.

The 47 Chinese apps have been allegedly operating as “clones” of the previously banned apps, which means that they’ve also been banned by the government to ensure the safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.

Last month, the Government has banned 59 apps with links to China for engaging in activities which were prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.

The list included apps like TikTok, Shareit, UC Browser, Helo, Likee, Cam Scanner and others. The main concern with these apps was the collection of user data and the unauthorised sending of this data to locations outside of India, particularly to China.