In fact, on 8 July, the government sent a notice to 59 Chinese companies. Regarding this, a reply was sought from the companies within 3 weeks. The government had asked more than 70 questions to companies, the last day of July 28 to answer. The government had asked questions on the server data sharing policy of the companies. Also, there were questions on how companies do the processing and storage of data.
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Last day for 59 Chinese Apps companies to respond to government notices on ban. MEITY constituted a committee to analyze their response. Committee will be headed by Group Coordinator Cyber Law in MEITY @CNBC_Awaaz #TikTok #TiktokBannedInIndia
– Aseem Manchanda (@aseemmanchanda) July 28, 2020
MeiTY constituted a committee headed by the Group Coordinator of the Department of Cyber Law. This committee will review the response of these companies within one to two weeks. If these Chinese tech companies set up servers other than China, then only they are expected to get relief. If the government is not satisfied with their answers and arguments, then those apps can be banned forever.
Banned 47 Chinese Clone Apps
On the other hand, on Monday, the second digital strike on China has banned 47 Chinese apps. The special thing is that these 47 apps were clones of 59 already banned apps, which many users were able to use. The list of 59 apps banned on June 29 included apps like TicTock, Shareite, Kwai, UC Browser, Baidu map, Sheen, Clash of Kings, DU Battery Saver, Hello, Like, UCAM Makeup, Mi Community.
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Even after being banned by the government, 47 of these apps were being run in India by adopting the cloning route. Talking about TikTok from these apps, it was present as ‘TikTok Lite’, CamScanner ‘Camscanner Advance’, Helo Lite, Shareit Lite, Bigo LIVE lite, VFY lite, which Indian users were currently using. However, after this step of the government, these apps have completely stopped.