Madras High Court lifts TikTok ban on app downloads; interim order stands vacated
Update: TikTok has given a statement after the verdict “We are glad about this decision and we believe it is also greatly welcomed by our thriving community in India, who use TikTok as a platform to showcase their creativity. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue serving our users better. While we’re pleased that our efforts to fight against misuse of the platform has been recognised, the work is never “done” on our end. We are committed to continuously enhancing our safety features as a testament to our ongoing commitment to our users in India.”
The ban on the popular video-sharing app, TikTok, which had been imposed by the Madras HC on 3 April and implemented on 18 April, has been reportedly lifted after hearing submissions made by TikTok, Amicus Curiae, and Senior Advocate Arvind Datar.