TikTok hasn't shared user data, won't, even if asked: Nikhil Gandhi, India Head

BENGALURU: TikTok has submitted its response to the Government of India and is working with them to provide clarifications to allay the concerns they have, said the banned short video app‘s India head Nikhil Gandhi in a blogpost on Wednesday.

TikTok was one of 59 Chinese apps banned by India last month for alleged national security risks. It has 200 million registered users in India. Government has sought clarifications on security, safety and ownership details from these apps.

He added that throughout the duration of our operations, TikTok has demonstrated “unequivocal commitment” to complying with the local laws, including data privacy and security requirements.

“We have not shared any information of our users in India with any foreign governments, nor have we used such data in any manner that would compromise the integrity of India. Further, even if we are requested to in the future, we would not do so,” Gandhi said.


It will continue to cooperate with the Government of India with the hope of making the TikTok platform available to our users in the future, he said.
He said TikTok remains committed to its creator community in India, that entertains millions of TikTok users worldwide with their talent, enabling cross-cultural exchanges and global engagements.

“Artists, storytellers, educators and performers from across the country have found not only recognition but also new avenues to livelihood improvement through our platform in India,” he said. TikTok says submitted response to govt on questions raised.


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