Ban NaMo app, it violates people’s privacy: Ex-CM Chavan

Prithaviraj Chavan- PM Modi

Mumbai: The former Maharashtra chief minister and the senior Congress leader, Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday demanded to ban the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official mobile application, popularly known as NaMo app and alleged that it violates people’s privacy.

Reacting to India’s decision to block 59 Chinese mobile applications, including TikTok, he said that first the NaMo app should be banned as it violates public privacy.

It’s good that Narendra Modi government is protecting the privacy of 130- crore Indians by banning 59 Chinese apps. The NaMo app also violates the privacy of Indians by accessing 22 data points, surreptitiously changing the privacy settings and sending data to third party companies in the US, the senior Congress tweeted.

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Chinese video-making application TikTok on Tuesday issued a statement and said that it is in the process of complying with the government order to ban the app and is not sharing any data of Indian users with the Chinese government.

Amid border tensions with China after 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives in a violent face-off at Galwan valley, the union government banned 59 mobile apps, including some famous ones such as Tik Tok.