Congress leader and former Union minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday demanded a ban on the NaMo app, alleging that it violated the privacy of Indians.
The former chief minister of Maharashtra also said that the NaMo app, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official mobile phone app, surreptitiously changes privacy settings and sends data to third-party companies in the United States.
“It’s good that the Modi government is protecting the privacy of 130 Indian crores by banning 59 Chinese apps. The NaMo app also violates the privacy of Indians by accessing 22 data points, surreptitiously changing privacy settings and sending data to third-party companies in the United States. ” Mr. Chavan tweeted.
India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including the popular TikTok and UC Browser, saying they were detrimental to the country’s sovereignty, integrity and security.
The move came in the context of the border deadlock with China and the recent confrontation in the Galwan Valley, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed.
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