A day after banning 59 Chinese mobile apps, including Bytedance’s TikTok, Alibaba’s UC Browser, and Tencent’s WeChat, citing security concerns, the union government will give an opportunity to these companies to explain their case regarding compliance to privacy and security parameters.
A senior government official said that while an interim order was announced on Monday, the government committee, dealing with cyber law will soon come out with a detailed order, reports Livemint.
“The due process of the law requires an analysis of what the matter is on record. This is an ‘interim order’ (of banning apps). There is a process defined in the information technology law, with regard to the blocking of apps. A government committee will look into it and will pass a more detailed order,” the official said.
“The companies will be given a fair opportunity and have been asked to explain their case,” the official added.