A day after the Center banned 59 mobile apps with links to China, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said that all apps released in the country should respect the integrity, confidentiality, sovereignty and data transparency from India and stressed that the country should remain “data sovereign”. “
“All applications published in India must respect the integrity, confidentiality, sovereignty and transparency of Indian data. Their origin and final destination must be transparent. India must be a sovereign country in terms of data. This is essential. The apps against which action is taken lifestyle apps, “said Kant in a tweet.
In the midst of border tensions with China, the Center banned 59 mobile applications on Monday, including Tik Tok, UC Browser and other Chinese applications “prejudicial to the country’s sovereignty and integrity and defense”.
A senior IT ministry official has stated that the main reason for blocking applications under Section 69 A of the Information Technology Act is to end the breach and threat to the security of state and public order and plugging data breaches.
“Almost all of them have a preferential Chinese interest. Few come from countries like Singapore. However, the majority have parent companies that are Chinese,” said the official.
This move will protect the interests of many Indian mobile and Internet users. The move is a targeted measure to ensure the security and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace, said the Ministry of Information Technology.