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  News   Business  30 Jun 2020  TikTok removed from Google Play store and Apple App store

TikTok removed from Google Play store and Apple App store

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Jun 30, 2020, 12:41 pm IST
Updated Jun 30, 2020, 12:41 pm IST
TikTok on Tuesday has been taken down from Google Play store and Apple App store. According to sources, TikTok has taken down the app
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 TikTok

New Delhi: TikTok on Tuesday has been taken down from Google Play store and Apple App store. According to sources, TikTok has taken down the app from these app stores on its own.

"The Government of India has issued an interim order for the blocking of 59 apps, including TikTok, and we are in the process of complying with it. We have been invited to meet with concerned government stakeholders for an opportunity to respond and submit clarifications," Nikhil Gandhi, Head of TikTok, India said.

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TikTok said that it continues to comply with all data privacy and security requirements under the Indian law and has not shared any information of its users in India with any foreign government, including the Chinese government.

"Further, if we are requested to in the future we would not do so. We place the highest importance on user privacy and integrity," he said.

TikTokTikTokIndia on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including hugely popular TikTok and UC Browser, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.

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