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Govt may reach out to Apple, Google if delisting of apps is not voluntary

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The government banned the Chinese apps by invoking 69A of the IT Act, 2000 and the relevant provisions of the Information Technology Rules 2009

Peerzada AbrarSai Ishwar Bengaluru
The 59 Chinese apps banned by India, including TikTok, might be asked to voluntarily delist from app stores. Experts also said the government would likely direct Google and Apple to remove these apps from their platforms.

Additionally, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) might block these apps from being downloaded and existing downloads will not receive updates. The ban will impact apps that require an active internet connection. However, it is unclear how the government will enforce the ban on apps that do not require an active connection.

“According to Indian data protection laws, if a body corporate is found negligent in

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First Published: Jun 30 2020 | 8:19 PM IST

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