Restrictions on other apps in China, including Tittock, will continue. The government has sent a notice about this to all the apps. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has sent a notice after reviewing the responses to the banned app. When contacted, Tittock confirmed to receive notice from the government. A spokesman for TickTock said that they are evaluating the notice and will respond to it in a proper manner.
He further said that Tittock was one of the first companies to follow the directives issued by the Government of India on 29 June 2020. They constantly try to follow local laws and rules and try to do their best to solve any concern of the government. Ensuring the privacy and security of all their users is their top priority. The government first banned 59 apps from China in June and then another 118 in September. These include popular apps like TicTalk and PubG.
It was said that these apps are harmful to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of the state and public order. The Ministry of Information Technology had said in a statement that many complaints and reports were received from various sources that some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms were being misused. Through these applications, users’ data is stolen and being sent in unauthorized ways to locations located outside India.