India, along with TikTok, banned another 47 Chinese applications. The Indian government yesterday decided to ban Xiaomi applications for Mi Browser Pro and MYUI Cleaner. If you remember, in May of the year it turned out that Xiaomi exchanged personal data without permission. Brand acknowledged that he collected personal data on many of the statements he made at the time, but provided evidence that he did not share them with other individuals and organizations.
While the Xiaomi scandal erupted in India, and the last time TikTok collected user data in secret, many Chinese applications collecting personal data decided to ban. Yesterday’s ban by MYUI Cleaner and Mi Browser Pro and one of the strong players in the Indian market appears to have led to the theft of bells for Xiaomi.
India claims that Mi Browser Pro collects personal data without permission, like other Chinese applications. The MYUI Cleaner program is based on the previously banned Chinese practice of Clean Master. Xiaomi also made a statement on Twitter for the Mi Browser Pro browser and the MYUI Cleaner application.
📢 IMPORTANT news about #Xiaomi phones in #India:— Mi India (@XiaomiIndia) August 7, 2020
1) None of the blocked apps will be available
2) MIUI Cleaner app is not using Clean Master app banned by Indian Govt.
3) 100% of Indian user data stays in India
A new version of MIUI coming soon.
Please read & spread the news. pic.twitter.com/I1WPAkXVWi
The Chinese tech giant also shared a message with the user base, in which it reveals and details the above points in more detail. Xiaomi phones are widely used in the country, and applications such as Mi Browser Pro and MYUI Cleaner are available in preliminary mode.
As a first measure developed by the company, an update was announced so that these applications do not appear on phones in advance. Xiaomi MYUI Cleaner was developed by Xiaomi.
The Chinese company said that since 2018, all data of Indian users have been in data centers that are in the country, and in no case have they been removed from the country, so the exchange of personal data has not taken place.
In short, Xiaomi seems to be accepting restrictions from its government not to lose power in a big market like India and not to worry about users. During the scandal that erupted in May, Xiaomi Mi Browser Pro was updated when information appeared about the collection of personal data in a secret mode. According to this update, users were able to stop sharing data in hidden mode.
And what do you think, how do you interpret the scandals that Chinese companies supplied by the United States collect personal data? Do you think Xiaomi can make ban decisions, such as Huawei? We are waiting for your comments.