There have been several reports doing the rounds that TikTok is planning to pursue legal action against the government of India for banning it in the country. The video-sharing platform has spoken up to dismiss these rumors and has stated that they have no plans for any such action.
“There have been statements in the press concerning the possibility that TikTok might pursue legal action regarding the directive by the Government of India. We have no plans to pursue such action,” the TikTok spokesperson told.
“We are committed to serving with the government to address its concerns. We comply with the laws and regulations of the Government of India. Ensuring the data sovereignty, security, and privacy of our users has always been and will continue to be a top priority for us,” the spokesperson added.
Some online publications had reported earlier today that TikTok may legally challenge the directive that banned 59 Chinese apps in India. TikTok's recent announcement is in line with what they have been saying since the ban came into force. TikTok's India head Nikhil Gandhi had told on Tuesday that they have been invited to meet with the concerned government stakeholders for an opportunity to respond and submit clarifications. The TikTok also stated that they will continue working with the government to solve matters.