Apple Says Indian Government’s TRAI App is a Privacy Risk

Apple Says Indian Government’s TRAI App is a Privacy Risk

Reports have revealed that tech giant Apple has locked horns with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on the issue of an “anti-spam” app that requires access to the iPhone user’s contacts and data.

TRAI is insisting that Apple comply with the Indian government’s wishes and allow the app to be installed and work on their devices as requested. While Apple has yet to respond, sources say that the company considers the app to be a privacy risk.

Having blasted Apple a few weeks ago, TRAI chair R S Sharma said that the whole situation was “ridiculous”, and that no company should take it upon themselves to be the guardian of the user’s data.

The app is already available for Android, but has gotten mostly negative ratings on the Google Play Store.

 

Source: India Today

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