After Ban, TikTok India Says It Hasn’t Shared User Data With Chinese Government
TikTok on Tuesday said is the process of complying with India’s order on blocking of app, and asserted that it has not shared information of Indian users with any foreign government, including that of China.
The short video-sharing company said it has been invited to meet with concerned government stakeholders for an opportunity to respond and submit clarifications.
India on Monday banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, UC Browser and Shareit, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.
The TikTok app has been taken down from Google Play store and Apple App store for India. According to sources, TikTok has taken down the app from these app stores on its own.
"The Government of India has issued an interim order for the blocking of 59 apps, including TikTok, and we are in the process of complying with it. We have been invited to meet with concerned government stakeholders for an opportunity to respond and submit clarifications," TikTok India head Nikhil Gandhi said in a statement.
TikTok continues to comply with all data privacy and security requirements under the Indian law and has not shared any information of its users in India with any foreign government, including the Chinese government.
"Further, if we are requested to in the future we would not do so. We place the highest importance on user privacy and integrity," he said.