In the interest of National Security, 224 apps has been banned by Indian IT Ministry

CIOReviewIndia Team | Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 12:59 IST

IT Ministry has blocked 224 apps in interest of national security: Dhotre

 Total 224 mobile apps have been banned in India till date by the IT Ministry. The same has been informed to the Parliament today. This banning directly concerns safeguarding national security and sovereignty of the country. 

"The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has blocked 224 mobile applications, including TikTok, Helo and WeChat under the provisions of section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 in the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India and security of State," Minister of State for Electronics and IT Sanjay Dhotre said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha. 

He also added, “These apps have been blocked on national security concerns and thus linkage with any country may not be disclosed in public domain". While Dhotre said blocking of apps for public access is a dynamic process in response to another question. He also added. 

Including TikTok, UC Browser, SHAREit, WeChat, CamScanner and Mi Community, the government had banned 59 Chinese applications in the month of June.  While earlier this month, including PUBG, 118 more apps were banned. 





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