‘All mobile apps offering services in India should follow the data protection rules of the country’.
Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant said that this is the right time for Indian technology companies to develop technology solutions for the country and the world.
The government has banned 59 Chinese apps on the basis of their being harmful to the security, integrity and security of the country. Kant said, ‘All apps that work in the country should follow India’s data authenticity, privacy, sovereignty and transparency rules.’
He tweeted, ‘They (the app) should be transparent about the origin of the data and its final stop. India should be a sovereign country in terms of data. This is important. The apps against which action has been taken are lifestyle related apps. In a series of tweets, he said that this is the right time for Indian technology companies to develop technology solutions for the country and the world.
All Apps released in India must adhere to India’s data integrity, privacy, sovereignty and transparency. They must be transparent in origin & final destination of data. India has to be a data sovereign country. This is critical. Apps against whom action are taken lifestyle apps.
– Amitabh Kant (@ amitabhk87) June 30, 2020
Giving the example of ‘Arogya Setu’ app, he said that it is a unique example of technology innovation made in the country for the country. Millions of Indians are using it. The Arogya Setu App has been developed to monitor people’s contacts during the Corona-19 epidemic.
The government banned 59 Chinese apps on Monday amid tensions in India and China in the Galvan Valley in Ladakh. The Ministry of Information Technology took action in this case saying that complaints were being received against these apps that they used to secretly transport India’s data to foreign servers. The government has considered such activities of these apps against the sovereignty and integrity of the country.