UC Browser Under Govt Scanner: Sends Mobile Data Of Users In India To Server In China

UC Browser Under Govt Scanner
Content Source: Newsnation

UC browser owned by the China’s internet Giant Alibaba Group contained privacy risk that could have exposed Users personal information data.

The Top officials in Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said, If found guilty of stealing data of Indian users, the respective company may be banned in the country.

One of the reports says UC Browser claimed to have over 100 million monthly active users in India and it is the second most used web browsers in India, where as Google Chrome remains first.

Global use of UC Browser is around 420 Million in last years.

There have been complaints against UC Browser that it is sending mobile data of users in India to the server in China.

Still there are complaints from the user end stating that, even if the browser has uninstalled or cleaned browsing data, the browser retains control of DNS of user device.

When asking about this incident to UC web, they said that, they haven’t received any notice or intimation from the Government regarding this enquiry.

“At UC Web, we take security and privacy very seriously and work hard to comply with local regulations of each region we operate in. It is common practice for IT companies to place servers all around the globe to provide better service to its users. We have strong measures in place to encrypt the data while we transmit it,” the China-based firm said.

The company said that it is also standard industry practice to collect user information and data in necessary scenarios to provide users with localized services after taking necessary authorization from users to collect the required data.

“Our systems are protected by an end-user licensing agreement which protect the interest of our users…We will not do anything to breach the trust of our users,” UC Web said.

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