India's IT Ministry has given the companies three weeks to respond to the questionnaire.
The government last month outlawed dozens of Chinese apps including TikTok, Alibaba's UC Browser, and WeChat, saying they posed a 'threat to sovereignty and integrity'
India bans Chinese apps: Centre blocks 59 apps including TikTok, UC Browser; decision aimed at protecting Indians' data, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
The ban on Chinese apps comes in the backdrop of current stand-off along the Line of Actual control in Ladakh with PLA troops.
The report noted that app downloads in the country had been growing at a faster pace from mid to late 2016
The Facebook Cambridge Analytica data scandal has brought the significance of data security to the forefront
People have slowly begun realising how their data is being used for purposes that are surreptitious in nature.
It consumes 50 percent less data and buffers with zero time lag, the company claimed.
The reaction came in response to reports that the Indian security establishment asked troops to delete some 40 Chinese mobile apps, including SHAREit.
Intelligence Bureau has asked troops to delete apps like WeChat, Truecaller, Weibo, UC Browser and UC News from their smartphones.
Last week, UCWeb dismissed reports that Google removed its app from its Play Store over data security concerns.
Government set to release guidelines for smartphone makers to protect user data from data theft and abuse
Standards and guidelines may be announced in a few weeks aiming at data and information protection to avoid data theft through smartphones
Alibaba-owned UCWeb says it will never breach user trust, after reports of UC Browser leaking mobile data emerge
Reacting to media reports of leaking mobile data of its Indian users to China, the Alibaba-owned browser UCWeb on Wednesday said it would never breach the trust of its users.
A report claims that UC Browser could be banned in the country, although it isn't clear whether a ban is really necessary at the moment.
Alibaba Mobile Business Group on Thursday announced it was elevating Damon Xi as head of UCWeb in India and Indonesia. In his new role, Damon will be in charge of the UCWeb ecosystem and content co-operation.
UCWeb, a subsidiary of China’s Alibaba group, is looking to make inroads in India by offering subsidised or even free internet access to Indians.
UCWeb, at an event in Mumbai launched its new UC Browser and also announced a strategic content partnership with Colors TV.
UCWeb, the creators of the very popular UC Browser have just released a new app designed specifically for the Indian market. Dubbed UCNews, the app is a news aggregator that will curate news content for you based on “big data.”
The Flipkart site, now available on the home screen of UC Browser, will offer an enhanced shopping experience to users on web, even under low network availability, says the company.
UC Browser, popular on mobile phones, has tied up with micro-blogging site Twitter and tech giant Microsoft's search engine Bing to provide a mobile gateway to live content ahead of the busy cricket season in the country.
Earlier last month, Meizu had announced its partnership with UCBrowser and as a part of the partnership, Meizu and UC Browser had jointly announced the launch of#UCSecretparty contest that received a response with over 1.2 crore (12.8 million) users taking part in the contest, claims the company.
Citizen Lab said Chinese and English-language versions of UC Browser, developed by UCWeb Inc, made easily available to third parties personally identifiable information like location, search details and mobile subscriber and device numbers.