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NEW DELHI: India has taken the lead in ensuring data security and sovereignty of its citizens by blocking apps such as TikTok and US President Donald Trump has taken note of this move in his executive orders, said telecom and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday. "India has been pursuing all means to protect the digital security, privacy, and rights of its citizens. It has exercised sovereign powers for defence and security of India while blocking apps including TikTok and the move is now resonating globally," Prasad told ET. He was speaking a day after US President Donald Trump issued separate executive orders banning US residents from transacting with ByteDance, owner of popular video-sharing app TikTok, as well as with Tencent-owned WeChat app. The order takes effect in 45 days. Citing the block previously imposed by the Indian government, the order against ByteDance said: "...in a statement, India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology asserted that they … [Read more...] about India’s move to protect citizens’ data is resonating globally, says Ravi Shankar Prasad