The government has decided to ban another 47 apps that were operating as the clones of the 59 Chinese apps banned last month. According to media reports, these apps were violating India’s data protocol and were compromising the data safety of users.
The Ministry of Electronics and IT’s new ban is aimed at those apps that were facilitating access to previously banned services such as TikTok and Cam Scanner. The new apps to be banned includes Cam Scanner Advance.
The move comes as the government contemplates restricting access to several more Chinese apps and services. The government has now drawn up a list of another 275 Chinese apps, to be examined for possible violations of national security and user privacy.
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