A ministry official who is familiar with the problem said that it was good that the company adhered to the guidelines but could not affect the ban. ”
Tiktok Short Video Streaming Cellular Application has told the Union of the Electronic Ministry and Information Technology that they have obeyed with social media and controversial new intermediary even when the application continues to be banned in India, people who are familiar with the problem.
“In communication sent to the Ministry, Tiktok has stated that it has compiled new guidelines,” someone who is familiar with the problem. The person added that communication was sent as part of “Regular Communication” with the Ministry.
A ministry official who is familiar with the problem says that it is a good thing that companies comply with guidelines but it is impossible to influence the ban. “The prohibition was applied for different reasons,” the official said. “It is good that the company obeys but the prohibition is a separate problem.” The official added that Tiktok was not among significant intermediaries of social media, which had 50 lakh or higher users, who were asked to share compliance details.
A spokesman Tiktok said that the company hopes to engage with the government and return to India. “Tiktok remains fully committed to the Indian market. We always work to obey the law and hope to engage with the government about returning to India and again providing a pleasant platform to millions of creators and our users,” said the spokesman.
The government faces pushback to new guidelines that direct companies such as Twitter, WhatsApp and Facebook to regulate content, appoint officers who will be responsible for compliance, and adopt features such as reading readiness and verification of voluntary users.
Twitter is a third company to express concern with the rules. WhatsApp demanded Electronic Union and the Ministry of Technology for new regulations in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday, and Facebook on Tuesday said there was a “problem (that) needed more involvement with the government”. It became the seventh party to challenge the rules in court.
Meanwhile, Tiktok is among 250 applications, most of it comes from China, prohibited by India after clashes with China in the Galwan sector in June last year. The government prohibits applications from three stages that state that they submit threats to the sovereignty and integrity of the country. “(This application) reduces the sovereignty and integrity of India, Indian defense, state security and public order,” said the government. Tiktok is part of the first prohibition applied by the government, where 59 applications are lowered.
Information and Technology Minister Uni Ravi Shanker Prasad said the ban on “digital strike” in China.
The government is very concerned that the application, which includes popular pubg games, can compromise Indian user data, Hindustan Times reported on June 30. Officials said that the application was reported for “leaked data”. “All of these applications have been reported to have leaked data. Their malpractice has also been chosen by experts. They have been said to take location data, transfer files to servers in China,” said an official.
The ministry begged its strength under Section 69A from the Information Technology Law with the relevant provisions of information technology (procedures and protection to block information access by the public) Rules 2009 and remember the nature of the threat that appeared has decided to block 118. Cellular application ‘Because given the information available, they are involved in activities that are detrimental to Indian sovereignty and integrity, Indian defense, state security and public order’.
The ministry said that the steps “will protect the interests of the crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted step to ensure the security, security and sovereignty of Cyberspace India”.