After an intense strategic tussle between two nations, India and China; India is undergoing the process of banning all Chinese applications that fall under the preview of China National Intelligence Law of 2017.
This law was passed on 27 June 2017 and it came into execution the very next day June 28, 2017. It empowers the Communist Party of China to control and retrieve data from companies under its preview, and many of these have an international presence.
Recently, India has banned more 47 apps that were being operated as the alternatives of 59 apps last month. Overall 250 Chinese apps are being monitored by the government and are analyzed which one is posing a threat.
The cyber law expert Pawan Duggar said,” By stopping data stream, it is very clear that India is sending a clear message to China that will do everything possible in our power and position to not just protect Indian customers but also data in order to preserve our national interests, security, sovereignty, and integrity”.
Chinese companies enjoy the pleasure of data and co-operative spying at the orders of Beijing. This is evident in the most controversial article 7 of China’s National Intelligence Law 2017 states that “Any organization or citizen shall support, assist and cooperate with the state intelligence work in accordance with the law, and keep its secrets known to the public. The State protects individuals and organizations that support, assist, and cooperate with national intelligence work”.
China has made laws with consequences on its ways of doing business abroad. If it does not change its ways, the global community is unlikely to allow Chinese inquiry through its corporate derogatories anymore.
Article Written By Prabhudarshan Samal
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