Once again, Govt of India has blocked 348 apps for collecting users’ information and transmitting it over unauthorized servers.
“The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has identified 348 mobile applications which were collecting users’ information and transmitting it in an unauthorized manner to servers located outside the country for profiling.
Based on the request from MHA, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has blocked those 348 mobile applications since such data transmissions infringe the sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India and security of the state,” Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.
Various countries, including China, develop these apps, he added.
It is worth mentioning that a few days ago, the most famous battle royal game BGMI was removed from Playstore and App store.